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Asthma from Psyllium in Laxative Manufacture

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Ann Intern Med. 1975;83(3):361-362. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-83-3-361
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Symptoms of asthma developed in three patients after exposure to psyllium powder, which was being used in the manufacture of a bulk laxative. All three had reaginic skin test sensitivity, and two had positive bronchial challenges with a psyllium extract.


asthma ; psyllium ; laxative





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