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Update on the clinical features of food-induced anaphylaxis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12045417     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Food-induced anaphylaxis has become the leading cause of anaphylactic reactions that occur outside hospital. We introduce the present review with a definition of food-induced anaphylaxis, including its prevalence and proposed etiology. Second, we discuss an entity that is increasingly being recognized: exercise-induced food anaphylaxis, which may be triggered by specific foods or at times where no specific food has been identified. Third, we review current attempts to identify specific food antigens that are responsible for anaphylaxis to well-known triggers (i.e. peanut, as well as more unusual antigens). Fourth, we discuss current treatment options available (i.e. patient education, food avoidance, acute symptom recognition, and early use of self-administered epinephrine). Additionally, we discuss outcome data regarding the morbidity and mortality related to food allergy and anaphylaxis. Finally, information regarding experimental immunomodulatory therapy is presented.
Authors:
S Reed Shimamoto; S Allan Bock
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in allergy and clinical immunology     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1528-4050     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol     Publication Date:  2002 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-06-04     Completed Date:  2002-10-18     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100936359     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  211-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, National Jewish Medical & Research Center, Denver, Colorado 80206, USA. shimamotor@njc.org
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Anaphylaxis / diagnosis,  etiology*,  therapy
Exercise
Food Hypersensitivity / complications*,  diagnosis,  therapy
Humans
Prevalence
United States / epidemiology

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