Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 1999; 3 (5): 235-236

Allergy to pizza: an uncommon and multifaceted allergy

A. Cantani

Department of Pediatrics, Allergy and Clinical Immunology Division, “La Sapienza” University – Rome (Italy)


Abstract. – The involvement of the Italian “pizza” in the wide and variegate field of food allergy is certainly uncommon. This simple Italian dish consists of a breadlike crust covered by a spiced preparation of cheese and tomatoes and baked. Italian pizza found its origin in Napoli and only in recent years has become a very popular food in the rest of Italy and elsewhere. In the beginning, it was the food of the poor, but was made with natural foods, but nowadays has been enriched by a number of ingredients and flavourings, thus multiplying the risk of allergic reactions.

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A. Cantani
Allergy to pizza: an uncommon and multifaceted allergy

Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Year: 1999
Vol. 3 - N. 5
Pages: 235-236