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Food allergy: a challenge for the clinician.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16673561     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Adverse reactions to food resulting in gastrointestinal symptoms and due to immunologic reactions (allergy) are discussed: their pathogenesis, the prevalence of food allergens and the clinical digestive expressions of food allergy in children and adults are reviewed. In IgE-mediated food allergy, the usefulness of the biological available tests is considered, mainly CAP tests, for proceeding to the diagnosis and the monitoring of the allergic disease. Finally, the best actual diagnostic tools in food allergy are considered (clinical history, skin tests, biological tests and food oral challenges), with their limitations and indications.
Authors:
F Pirson
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta gastro-enterologica Belgica     Volume:  69     ISSN:  0001-5644     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Gastroenterol. Belg.     Publication Date:    2006 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-05-05     Completed Date:  2006-06-16     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0414075     Medline TA:  Acta Gastroenterol Belg     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  38-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Pneumology Department, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Université Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium. Francoise.Pirson@clin.ucl.ac.be
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Age Distribution
Allergens / adverse effects
Child
Child, Preschool
Combined Modality Therapy
Female
Food Hypersensitivity / diagnosis*,  epidemiology*,  therapy
Gastrointestinal Diseases / diagnosis*,  epidemiology*,  therapy
Humans
Incidence
Male
Middle Aged
Patch Tests
Prevalence
Prognosis
Risk Assessment
Severity of Illness Index
Sex Distribution
Treatment Outcome
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Allergens

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