anaphylatic response to synthetic folic acid

Food fortification with folic acid is the vogue. As nutritionists we must wonder why long term watching of folic acid dietary intake is not enough
In the Lancet 2007, Smith et al report a case of a woman who had well documented anaphylactic responses to 5 mg of synthetic folic acid
This is rare and may be related to the synthetic folic acid acts as a hapten
This is very rare but worth watching for.

Martin Eastwood

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