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Peanut and tree nut allergy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11106277     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Among foods causing allergic reactions in children, peanut (a legume) and tree nuts (ie, walnut, hazel nut, Brazil nut, pecan) have attracted considerable attention for several reasons. Allergies to these foods are common, frequently have an onset in the first few years of life, generally persist, and account for severe and potentially fatal allergic reactions. Furthermore, the ubiquity of these foods in the diet makes avoidance difficult and accidental ingestions, with reactions, common. This review discusses recent and emerging information on the prevalence, clinical characteristics, natural history, genetic basis, and current treatment of these allergies. In addition, recent advances in the molecular and immunologic characteristics of these allergens, and novel therapeutic options under investigation in animal models, are reviewed.
S H Sicherer; H A Sampson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in pediatrics     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1040-8703     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr. Opin. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  2000 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-03-29     Completed Date:  2001-05-31     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9000850     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Pediatr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  567-73     Citation Subset:  IM    
The Elliot and Roslyn Jaffe Food Allergy Institute, Department of Pediatrics, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York 10029-6574, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Arachis hypogaea*
Child, Preschool
Food Hypersensitivity*

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