Saturday, April 9, 2016

Articles to Present to Physicians Who Falsely Claim that Corn is Hypoallergenic

Result of Maize food allergy: a double-blind placebo-controlled study, published in Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 38:12 2008 Dec pg 1943-9:
"CONCLUSION
Maize is a cause of IgE-mediated allergic reactions to foods in adults and children. Nearly half of the subjects recruited were confirmed by challenge to be allergic to maize. Twenty-three percent of the positive challenge patients manifested symptoms that involved two organ systems, thus fulfilling the criteria for maize induced anaphylaxis. Maize is allergenic and can pose a risk for symptomatic food allergy at a dose of 100 mg."


If corn is not considered an allergen, why does Baxter Labs advise physicians not to administer IV fluids with corn-derived dextrose to corn-allergic patients? Excerpt from their product information sheet: 
"Solutions containing dextrose should be used with caution, if at all, in patients with known allergy to corn or corn products.”  https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2011/016679s104,016682s105,016692s095,019367s026lbl.pdf


"Probable Anaphylactic Reaction to Corn-Derived Dextrose IV Fluid Solution," Published Report
The corn allergy community should carry a copy of this article with them at all times, since the majority of medical personnel do not believe that anyone can be allergic to dextrose (they don't understand the difference between dextrose and corn-derived dextrose).
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1808842


Published corn allergy studies:
http://www.allergyadvisor.com/Educational/March04.htm

http://library.bcpharmacists.org/6_Resources/6-7_ReadLinks/ReadLinks-MayJun2007.pdf


http://www.phadia.com/en/Products/Allergy-testing-products/ImmunoCAP-Allergen-Information/Food-of-Plant-Origin/Grains/MaizeCorn/



Corn Allergy Advocacy/Resources
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