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Food allergy: from diagnosis to treatment.
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PMID:  22722444     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Adverse food reactions, an adverse health effect arising from an immune or nonimmune response that occurs reproducibly on the exposure to a given food, can be divided into toxic and hypersensitivity reactions. When an immunologic mechanism has been shown, hypersensitivity food reactions should be referred to as food allergy that may be IgE- or non-IgE-mediated. Food allergy diagnosis is mainly guided by a correct and accurate history and physical examination, thus leading to prick test and elimination diets. The treatment gold standard is still represented by an elimination diet together with antihistamines and corticosteroid usage in order to reduce the gastrointestinal and potentially life-threatening systemic symptoms. Other treatments are currently under investigation with promising results.
Authors:
E Scarpellini; J Tack
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-06-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Digestive diseases (Basel, Switzerland)     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1421-9875     ISO Abbreviation:  Dig Dis     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8701186     Medline TA:  Dig Dis     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  224-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Affiliation:
T.A.R.G.I.D., Gasthuisberg University Hospitals, Catholic University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.
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