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Food-induced anaphylaxis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15025397     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Food allergies affect approximately 2% of the population and are the single leading cause of anaphylaxis occurring outside of hospitals in westernized countries. Given the frequency of IgE-mediated food allergy, it is imperative that physicians appropriately diagnose food-allergic patients, educate them in the appropriate measures to prevent accidental ingestion of food allergens, teach them to recognize early signs of anaphylaxis, and arm them with medications and a treatment plan to utilize in case of the 'almost inevitable' accidental ingestion.
Hugh A Sampson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Novartis Foundation symposium     Volume:  257     ISSN:  1528-2511     ISO Abbreviation:  Novartis Found. Symp.     Publication Date:  2004  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-03-17     Completed Date:  2004-05-10     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9807767     Medline TA:  Novartis Found Symp     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  161-71; discussion 171-6, 207-10, 276-85     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Allergy & Immunology, Department of Pediatrics, Box 1198, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, One Gustave L. Levy Place, New York, NY 10029-6574, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Allergens / immunology
Anaphylaxis / epidemiology,  immunology*,  physiopathology,  therapy
Diagnosis, Differential
Food Hypersensitivity / epidemiology,  immunology*,  physiopathology,  therapy
Immunoglobulin E / immunology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Allergens; 37341-29-0/Immunoglobulin E

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