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Food allergies.
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PMID:  12228039     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Adverse reactions to foods are commonly implicated in the causation of ill health. However, foreign antigens, including food proteins and commensal microbes encountered in the gastrointestinal tract, are usually well tolerated. True food allergies, implying immune-mediated adverse responses to food antigens, do exist, however, and are especially common in infants and young children. Allergic reactions to food manifest clinically in a variety of presentations involving the gastrointestinal, cutaneous, and respiratory systems and in generalized reactions such as anaphylaxis. Both IgE-mediated and non-IgE-mediated immune mechanisms are recognized. Important advances in the clinical features underlying specific food hypersensitivity disorders are reviewed.
Paula F G O'Leary; Fergus Shanahan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current gastroenterology reports     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1522-8037     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Gastroenterol Rep     Publication Date:  2002 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-09-13     Completed Date:  2002-11-29     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888896     Medline TA:  Curr Gastroenterol Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  373-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Cork University Hospital, Clinical Sciences Building, Wilton, Cork, Ireland.
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MeSH Terms
Age Distribution
Allergens / adverse effects
Anaphylaxis / diagnosis*,  epidemiology*,  therapy
Child, Preschool
Food Hypersensitivity / diagnosis*,  epidemiology*,  therapy
Hypersensitivity, Delayed / diagnosis*,  epidemiology*,  therapy
Ireland / epidemiology
Milk Hypersensitivity / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  therapy
Risk Assessment
Risk Factors
Severity of Illness Index
Sex Distribution
Skin Tests
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