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SENSITIVITY TO INGESTED YEAST

Joseph B. Biederman, M.D.
JAMA. 1936;106(1):31-32. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770010001044.
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There are frequent references in the literature to yeast infections and allergic reactions to inhaled yeast but relatively few references to ingested yeast as an offending agent.1 The experiences of the following patients with "yeast cake" are cited so as to call attention to the danger of possible untoward reactions entailed in its use:

Case 1.—  I. W., a white man, aged 41, had asthma and hay fever for sixteen years. At the onset he had hay fever from August 15 to the first frost. After three years of hay fever, asthma developed. Four years after the development of the seasonal asthma he began to have perennial hay fever and asthma. When he first consulted me he had been having hay fever and asthma daily. His past history revealed the presence of urticaria as a child. The family history shows his father to have had asthma, a daughter asthma, and

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