Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine

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Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine

2009, vol. 18, nr 5, September-October, p. 507–512

Publication type: review article

Language: English

Is There Any Hope for Calcium Use in Allergic Diseases?

Czy stosowanie wapnia w chorobach alergicznych jest uzasadnione?

Tomasz Sozański1,, Jan Magdalan1,, Barbara Sozańska2,, Małgorzata Trocha1,, Ewa Chlebda1,, Anna Merwid−Ląd1,, Adam Szeląg1,

1 Department of Pharmacology, Wroclaw Medical University, Poland

2 Department of Pediatrics, Allergology, and Cardiology, Wroclaw Medical University, Poland


In light of the available literature, calcium use in allergic diseases is currently very controversial. This paper presents a review of studies evaluating the effectiveness of calcium preparations in inhibiting the type I allergic reaction induced in healthy volunteers and in the therapy of allergic diseases. Additionally, the risk of calcium deficiency in allergy patients on elimination diets and current knowledge on the potential effect of calcium intake volume on the prevalence of allergic diseases are discussed.


Stosowanie wapnia w schorzeniach o podłożu alergicznym budzi w świetle dostępnej literatury naukowej duże kontrowersje. W pracy przedstawiono przegląd piśmiennictwa oceniającego skuteczność preparatów wapnia w hamowaniu indukowanej reakcji alergicznej typu pierwszego u zdrowych ochotników oraz w leczeniu schorzeń alergicznych. Omówiono ryzyko występowania niedoborów wapnia u pacjentów ze schorzeniami alergicznymi stosujących diety eliminacyjne. Przedstawiono także obecny stan wiedzy na temat potencjalnego wpływu ilości spożywanego wapnia na częstość występowania chorób alergicznych.

Key words

calcium, atopy, asthma

Słowa kluczowe

wapń, atopia, astma

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