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J Biol Regul Homeost Agents. 2012 Oct-Dec;26(4):783-4.

Magnesium stearate: an underestimated allergen.


Magnesium stearate is a substance often used as a diluent in the manufacture of medical tablets, capsules and powders. Moreover it is usually found as a food additive or pharmaceutical excipient. We report the first case of a 28 years old woman affected by an allergic reaction from this substance with an urticarial manifestation.

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