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Food allergy and oral allergy or pollen-food syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20431372     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This paper reviews current concepts in our understanding of oral allergy or pollen-food syndrome. As technology has improved, much more accurate profiling of food allergic individuals is now possible, resulting in more precise diagnosis, elucidation of cross reactivity patterns and more helpful prediction of risk of anaphylaxis. RECENT FINDINGS: The identification and characterization of various ubiquitous plant proteins have led to greater understanding of food cross reactive reactions. Newer diagnostic techniques utilizing purified and recombinant allergens are available for more precise diagnosis and clinical profiling of patients presenting with food allergy. SUMMARY: In-vitro screening of food allergic patients with large panels of allergens will change the accuracy of diagnosis resulting in better management. Allergens are now available for use in the allergist's office to improve diagnostic accuracy of skin tests in patients presenting with plant-food allergy. Knowledge of the specific sensitization of individual patients has consequences for both risk assessment and dietary management.
Constance Helen Katelaris
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in allergy and clinical immunology     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1473-6322     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-30     Completed Date:  2010-09-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100936359     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  246-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Western Sydney, Senior Staff Specialist, Campbelltown Hospital, Campbelltown, 2560 NSW, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Allergens / immunology,  therapeutic use
Cross Reactions
Diagnosis, Differential
Dietary Proteins / immunology,  therapeutic use
Food Hypersensitivity / diagnosis*,  immunology,  therapy
High-Throughput Screening Assays
Plant Proteins / immunology,  therapeutic use
Rhinitis, Allergic, Seasonal / diagnosis*,  immunology,  therapy
Risk Assessment
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Allergens; 0/Dietary Proteins; 0/Plant Proteins

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