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Food allergy: diagnosis and management.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18206721     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A rise in food allergy, accompanied by heightened public awareness, guarantees that clinicians will increasingly be consulted to accurately distinguish adverse reactions to foods from other disorders. The potential impact of inaccurately labeling a food as a cause of symptoms includes delaying appropriate treatment for another disorder or needlessly removing a food from the diet, with potential adverse nutritional and social consequences. When symptoms are triggered by food ingestion, determining the type of adverse reaction to the food responsible is important because of the implications regarding the mechanism involved, reproducibility, and the prognosis.
Authors:
Dan Atkins
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Primary care     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0095-4543     ISO Abbreviation:  Prim. Care     Publication Date:  2008 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-01-21     Completed Date:  2008-04-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0430463     Medline TA:  Prim Care     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  119-40, vii     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatrics, National Jewish Medical and Research Center, The University of Colorado, 1400 Jackson Street, Denver, CO 80206, USA. atkinsd@njc.org
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Food Hypersensitivity / diagnosis*,  diet therapy,  therapy*
Humans
Immunologic Tests
Medical History Taking
Risk Factors

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