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Current understanding of food allergy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12023192     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
IgE-mediated hypersensitivity reactions account for the majority of well-documented food allergy reactions, but non-IgE-mediated immune mechanisms do cause some hypersensitivity disorders. A variety of gastrointestinal, cutaneous, respiratory, and generalized symptoms and syndromes have been associated with IgE-mediated food allergy. The diagnostic approach to adverse food reactions begins with a careful medical history and physical examination. Laboratory studies may then be used appropriately in the evaluation. Once the diagnosis of food allergy is established, the only proven therapy is the strict elimination of the food from the patient's diet. Studies in both children and adults indicate that symptomatic reactivity to food allergens is often lost over time, except possibly reactions to peanuts, tree nuts, and seafood.
Wesley Burks
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences     Volume:  964     ISSN:  0077-8923     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci.     Publication Date:  2002 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-05-22     Completed Date:  2002-06-27     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7506858     Medline TA:  Ann N Y Acad Sci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Arkansas Children's Hospital, Little Rock 72202, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Food Hypersensitivity / diagnosis,  immunology*,  pathology*
Immunoglobulin E / metabolism
Reg. No./Substance:
37341-29-0/Immunoglobulin E

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