Peter A. Gross, MD; Kendrick Lance, MD; Robert J. Whitlock, MD; Ralph S. Blume, MD
Determining the cause of food allergy can bring out the investigative abilities of physicians. We describe the case of a physician with an allergic gastroenteritis who had severe abdominal cramps requiring several hospitalizations. The cause, FD&C yellow #6 dye (Sunset Yellow, City Chemical Corporation, New York, New York), was confirmed by double-blinded challenge.
A 43-year-old physician was hospitalized four times over a 2-year period for severe abdominal cramps that were worse in the right lower quadrant. On each occasion, administration of parenteral narcotics (meperidine or hydromorphone) and hydroxyzine was required for pain relief. The pain stopped after 2
Gross PA, Lance K, Whitlock RJ, Blume RS. Additive Allergy: Allergic Gastroenteritis Due to Yellow Dye #6. Ann Intern Med. ;111:87–88. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-111-1-87
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1989;111(1):87-88.
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