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Food allergy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8817765     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Adverse reactions to foods are classified into immediate and delayed reactions. Immediate reactions are caused by interactions between food antigen and antigen-specific IgE that lead to a pathological process mediated by mast cells and basophils. Delayed reactions are more diverse, both in the manifestations and in the biological mechanisms involved. Because the majority of food antigens are proteins or glycoproteins, the increased diversity of food sources and the application of modern molecular biology techniques that allows changes in the protein composition of traditional foods may intensify the public interest in reactions to foods.
V Rumsaeng; D D Metcalfe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in gastrointestinal disease     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1049-5118     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin. Gastrointest. Dis.     Publication Date:  1996 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-12-09     Completed Date:  1996-12-09     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9100391     Medline TA:  Semin Gastrointest Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  134-43     Citation Subset:  IM    
Laboratory of Allergic Diseases, National Institute of Allergy, Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892-1888, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Food Hypersensitivity* / diagnosis,  physiopathology,  therapy
Hypersensitivity, Delayed / etiology*,  physiopathology,  therapy
Hypersensitivity, Immediate / etiology*,  physiopathology,  therapy

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