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Oral Food Challenges in Children: Review and Future Perspectives.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21901306     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Food allergy is a lifelong condition with no known treatment or cure. Allergy tests such as skin tests and blood tests are not always accurate when positive and are not necessarily diagnostic of a food allergy. A food allergy takes into consideration both the history of exposure and the testing. The food challenge is considered the diagnostic gold standard for food allergy. However, recent evidence suggests that not enough challenges are being performed. Several techniques exist with which clinicians can challenge patients. Providers who perform challenges should be familiar with assessing signs and symptoms of a potential reaction and must be prepared to treat anaphylaxis. The magnitude of the serum and skin tests may be of assistance in stratifying a patient's risk of passing a challenge, and newer diagnostic tests may help better stratify such risk of based on particular epitope recognition.
Authors:
Matthew Greenhawt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-9-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current allergy and asthma reports     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1534-6315     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-9-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101096440     Medline TA:  Curr Allergy Asthma Rep     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, The University of Michigan Food Allergy Center, 24 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive, Lobby H 2100, Box 442, Ann Arbor, MI, 48106, USA, mgreenha@med.umich.edu.
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