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Childhood food allergy: a Singaporean perspective.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20535433     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Food allergy is defined as reaction to a food which has an immunologic mechanism. Its prevalence is increasing in children globally and is therefore of increasing clinical importance. A useful clinical approach is to distinguish food allergic reactions by the timing of clinical reaction in relation to food exposure and classified as immediate (generally IgE-mediated) and delayed (generally non-IgE-mediated), with the exception of eczema and eosinophilic gastrointestinal disease, which, when associated with food allergy may be associated with either mechanism. This review is aimed at providing the clinician with a Singaporean perspective on the clinical approach and management of these disorders.
Andrew Kemp; Wen Chin Chiang; Irvin Gerez; Anne Goh; Woei Kang Liew; Lynette P Shek; Lynette Shek; Hugo P S Van Bever; Bee Wah Lee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0304-4602     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Acad. Med. Singap.     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-10     Completed Date:  2010-09-23     Revised Date:  2013-12-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503289     Medline TA:  Ann Acad Med Singapore     Country:  Singapore    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  404-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Breast Feeding
Child, Preschool
Eczema / diagnosis,  immunology*
Food Hypersensitivity / diagnosis*,  prevention & control
Hypersensitivity, Delayed / diagnosis*,  prevention & control
Immunoglobulin E / blood
Infant, Newborn
Skin Test End-Point Titration
Reg. No./Substance:
37341-29-0/Immunoglobulin E
Erratum In:
Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2013 Sep;42(9):488
Note: Shek, Lynette [corrected to Shek, Lynette P]

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