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Food allergy. Manifestations, evaluation, and management.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8433953     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Allergic reactions to food are more common among infants and children but occur in adults as well. Foods that are most often implicated in allergic reactions are eggs, cow's milk, nuts, wheat, soy products, whitefish, and crustacea. Gastrointestinal, respiratory tract, and dermatologic symptoms, as well as systemic anaphylaxis, may develop. In addition to history taking and physical examination, the workup may include skin testing, the radioallergosorbent test, and double-blind oral food challenge. Avoidance of offending antigens is the most important aspect of treatment. If exposure occurs, antihistamines and epinephrine may be needed for treatment of an acute reaction.
D R Marks; L M Marks
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Postgraduate medicine     Volume:  93     ISSN:  0032-5481     ISO Abbreviation:  Postgrad Med     Publication Date:  1993 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-03-16     Completed Date:  1993-03-16     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401147     Medline TA:  Postgrad Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  191-6, 201     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Clinical Immunology and Allergy Units, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston 02114.
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MeSH Terms
Breast Feeding
Food Hypersensitivity* / complications,  diagnosis,  immunology,  therapy
Medical History Taking
Skin Tests

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