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Mechanisms in adverse reactions to food. The gastrointestinal tract.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7741200     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Application of strict diagnostic criteria to celiac disease has led to the realization that there is a wide clinical spectrum within this disease. Normally there are immune reactions to dietary proteins, particularly secretory antibodies of IgA class, low titers of serum antibody and specific down-regulation of IgE and T cell reactivity (oral tolerance). From time to time, abnormal immunity to foods, either as inappropriately high titers of antibodies or qualitatively altered responses, produce disease. Lactase deficiency, with dose-related lactose and milk-intolerance, occurs in 50-90% of most populations. White, western Europeans are the exception.
A Ferguson
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Allergy     Volume:  50     ISSN:  0105-4538     ISO Abbreviation:  Allergy     Publication Date:  1995  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-06-07     Completed Date:  1995-06-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7804028     Medline TA:  Allergy     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  32-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dept. of Medicine, Univ. of Edinburgh, Western General Hospital, Scotland.
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MeSH Terms
Food Hypersensitivity / diagnosis,  physiopathology*,  psychology
Gastrointestinal Diseases / diagnosis,  etiology,  physiopathology*

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