What is wheat allergy?

by Guest2847  |  9 years, 4 month(s) ago

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Can anyone guide me about my question that what is wheat allergy? Is it possible to develop sensitivity to wheat? Growing up, I don't know that wheat bothered me.

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  1. Guest2225
    Wheat allergy is a food allergy, but can also be a contact allergy resulting from occupational exposure. Like all allergies wheat allergy involves IgE and mast cell response. Typically the allergy is limited to the seed storage proteins of wheat, some reactions are restricted to wheat proteins, while others can react across many varieties of seeds and other plant tissues. Wheat allergy may be a misnomer since there are many allergenic components in wheat, for example serine protease inhibitors, glutelins and prolamins and different responses are often attributed to different proteins. The most severe response is exercise/aspirin induced anaphylaxis attributed to one omega gliadin that is a relative of the protein that causes coeliac disease. Other more common symptoms include nausea, urticaria, atopy.

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