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Fish and shellfish allergy in children: Review of a persistent food allergy.
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PMID:  22554093     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
To cite this article: Tsabouri S, Triga M, Makris M, Kalogeromitros D, Church MK, Priftis KN. Fish and shellfish allergy in children: Review of a persistent food allergy. Pediatric Allergy Immunol 2012: 00. ABSTRACT: The increased consumption of fish and shellfish has resulted in more frequent reports of adverse reactions to seafood, emphasizing the need for more specific diagnosis and treatment of this condition and exploring reasons for the persistence of this allergy. This review discusses interesting and new findings in the area of fish and shellfish allergy. New allergens and important potential cross-reacting allergens have been identified within the fish family and between shellfish, arachnids, and insects. The diagnostic approach may require prick to-prick tests using crude extracts of both raw and cooked forms of seafood for screening seafood sensitization before a food challenge or where food challenge is not feasible. Allergen-specific immunotherapy can be important; mutated less allergenic seafood proteins have been developed for this purpose. The persistence of allergy because of seafood proteins' resistance after rigorous treatment like cooking and extreme pH is well documented. Additionally, IgE antibodies from individuals with persistent allergy may be directed against different epitopes than those in patients with transient allergy. For a topic as important as this one, new areas of technological developments will likely have a significant impact, to provide more accurate methods of diagnosing useful information to patients about the likely course of their seafood allergy over the course of their childhood and beyond.
Sophia Tsabouri; Maria Triga; Michael Makris; Dimitris Kalogeromitros; Martin K Church; Kostas N Priftis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-3
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric allergy and immunology : official publication of the European Society of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1399-3038     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
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Created Date:  2012-5-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9106718     Medline TA:  Pediatr Allergy Immunol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 John Wiley & Sons A/S.
Department of Paediatrics, University Hospital of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece Department of Paediatrics, University Hospital of Patras, Rion, Patras, Greece Allergy Unit, University of Athens School of Medicine, Attikon University Hospital, Athens, Greece Department of Dermatology and Allergy, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Charitéplatz, Germany Third Department of Paediatrics, University of Athens School of Medicine, Attikon University Hospital, Athens, Greece.
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