Polyethylene Gycol as a Cause of Anaphylaxis

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Katharina Wylon, Sabine Dölle, Margitta Worm Polyethylene glycols (PEGs) or macrogols are polyether compounds and are widely used as additives in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and food. Potential life-threatening hypersensitivity reactions to hidden molecules like macrogol may be under- diagnosed. Cases of immediate-type PEG hypersensitivity were reported with increasing frequency. The awareness regarding the allergenic potential of […]

A Dangerous Inactive Ingredient

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Harld R. Gielow Consumers often have the need to check a product’s ingredients and this is especially true for those with allergies to certain substances. Such access to product information is essential for individuals to protect themselves from harm by exposure to ingredients to which they have known sensitivities. For the most part, such labeling […]