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Food-associated gastrointestinal disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8946127     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The ingestion of food is frequently associated with specific adverse gastrointestinal symptoms, including emesis, diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and gastrointestinal bleeding. This brief review discusses a variety of food-induced gastrointestinal diseases and will highlight the recent information pertaining to the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnostic approach, and treatment of these disorders. Reactions resulting from immediate hypersensitivity and cell-mediated processes will be reviewed in detail, as well as other proposed pathophysiologic mechanisms. The clinical presentation and diagnostic approach to several food-induced gastrointestinal diseases will be individually examined. In addition, the treatment, especially the proper use of nutritionally balanced restriction diets and hypoallergenic formulas, will be discussed.
J M James; A W Burks
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in pediatrics     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1040-8703     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr. Opin. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  1996 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-04-17     Completed Date:  1997-04-17     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9000850     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Pediatr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  471-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Arkansas Children's Hospital, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Food / adverse effects*
Food Hypersensitivity* / diagnosis,  immunology,  physiopathology,  therapy
Gastrointestinal Diseases / diagnosis,  etiology*,  physiopathology,  therapy

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