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A closer look at food allergy and intolerance.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15233899     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Food allergy is a condition prevalent in over 2 percent of the world's population. The topic has been subject to research from ancient Greek times and continues to attract modern scientific and medical communities. In susceptible individuals certain foods produce a wide spectrum of unwanted effects like eczema, asthma, and urticaria. The management of food allergy and intolerance chiefly involves elimination diets, accurate diagnosis and detecting the causative mechanism providing us with ample food for thought. In this article, we have attempted to summarize and simplify the research on the various aspects of food allergy and intolerance, and discuss the natural history, manifestations, mechanisms, diagnosis, and management of this condition affecting countless worldwide.
Authors:
Sheikh Arshad Saeed; Rahmat Ali; Saad Shahid Ali; Nabeel Ahmad; Abdul Basit; Mian Zainul Sajadeen Urfy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1022-386X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Coll Physicians Surg Pak     Publication Date:  2004 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-07-05     Completed Date:  2004-11-06     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9606447     Medline TA:  J Coll Physicians Surg Pak     Country:  Pakistan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  376-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, The Aga Khan University and Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan. arshad.saeed@aku.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Diet Therapy
Food Hypersensitivity* / diagnosis,  immunology,  therapy
Humans
Hypersensitivity, Immediate / immunology
Immunotherapy
Terminology as Topic

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