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Food allergy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12241890     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Food allergy encompasses a range of disorders that result from adverse immune responses to dietary antigens. This group of conditions includes acute, potentially fatal reactions, and a host of chronic diseases that mainly affect the skin and gastrointestinal tract. Tools for diagnosis and management have not changed much in the past two decades, and include the clinical history, physical examination, tests for specific IgE antibody to suspected foods, elimination diets, oral food challenges, and provision of medications such as epinephrine for emergency treatment. However, much research in the past few years has enhanced our understanding of the clinical, epidemiological, and immunological aspects of these disorders. In this review I will discuss these advances and incorporate them into an improved diagnostic and management scheme. Additionally, emergent diagnostic, treatment, and prevention strategies are reviewed.
Authors:
Scott H Sicherer
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Lancet     Volume:  360     ISSN:  0140-6736     ISO Abbreviation:  Lancet     Publication Date:  2002 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-09-20     Completed Date:  2002-10-04     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985213R     Medline TA:  Lancet     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  701-10     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
The Elliot and Roslyn Jaffe Food Allergy Institute, Division of Allergy and Immunology, Department of Pediatrics, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA. scott.sicherer@mssm.edu
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Decision Trees
Food Hypersensitivity / diagnosis*,  physiopathology,  prevention & control,  therapy*
Humans
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
K23 AI 01709-01/AI/NIAID NIH HHS

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