Clinical spectrum of adverse reactions to tartrazine.
J Asthma. 1985;22(3):139-43. PMID: 3894321
Tartrazine, a common additive in foods and drugs, often causes adverse reactions such as recurrent urticaria, angioedema, and asthma and is frequently implicated in hyperkinesis. This paper summarizes the recent literature on the subject and outlines a practical approach for the practicing physician to diagnose and treat these patients in an optimal manner.