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Multiple food allergy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1173207     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper is devoted to a study of multiple food allergy, here defined as sensitivity to three or more foods. The purpose of the study is to report findings obtained from a study of 250 private patients and to show what type of persons develop this condition, how it affects them, and what their common allergens are. It was found that multiple food allergy occurs in both sexes and at all ages but is more common in boys than in girls and more common in women then in men. The clinical manifestations were much like those caused by the more familiar inhalant allergy but with a much more widespread constitutional disturbance. The great majority of patients (86%) also reacted to such air-borne allergens as molds, pollens, house dust, and animal epithelials. This indicates that food allergy and inhalant allergy are fundamentally the same phenomenon. The common food allergens were such everyday foods as milk, chocolate, corn, egg, tomato, peanut, and citrus fruits.
F Speer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of allergy     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0003-4738     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Allergy     Publication Date:  1975 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1975-06-18     Completed Date:  1975-06-18     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372346     Medline TA:  Ann Allergy     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  71-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Arachis hypogaea
Asthma / etiology
Child, Preschool
Drug Hypersensitivity / immunology
Food Hypersensitivity / complications,  diagnosis,  immunology*
Middle Aged
Milk / immunology
Respiratory Hypersensitivity / immunology
Rhinitis, Allergic, Seasonal / etiology
Urticaria / etiology
Zea mays

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