In this study, a questionnaire was filled out by 366 adult asthma patients. Over 33% of them said that their asthma had been triggered by alcohol at least twice, with wine reported as the most frequent trigger. The authors discuss the possibility of this being related to the sulfite and salicylate in wines.
The same theme was further explored by Vally et al in several other papers (that is why this study is included under “Reviews.” To access each of the following as full text, you can use the same password as above.
- Vally 1999 – Asthma induced by alcoholic drinks: A new food allergy questionnaire
- Vally 2002 – Alcoholic drinks and asthma (Review)
- Vally 2003 – Allergic and asthmatic reactions to alcoholic drinks (Review)
- Vally 2003 – Alcoholic drink consumption: A role in the development of allergic disease? (Editorial)
- Vally 2009 – Clinical effects of sulphite additives (Review)