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The impact of food allergy on asthma.
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PMID:  21437041     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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Food allergy is a potentially severe immune response to a food or food additive. Although a majority of children will outgrow their food allergies, some may have lifelong issues. Food allergies and other atopic conditions, such as asthma, are increasing in prevalence in Western countries. As such, it is not uncommon to note the co-existence of food allergy and asthma in the same patient. As part of the atopic march, many food allergic patients may develop asthma later in life. Each can adversely affect the other. Food allergic patients with asthma have a higher risk of developing life-threatening food-induced reactions. Although food allergy is not typically an etiology of asthma, an asthmatic patient with food allergy may have higher rates of morbidity and mortality associated with the asthma. Asthma is rarely a manifestation of food allergy alone, but the symptoms can be seen with allergic reactions to foods. There may be evidence to suggest that early childhood environmental factors, such as the mother's and child's diets, factor in the development of asthma; however, the evidence continues to be conflicting. All food allergic patients and their families should be counseled on the management of food allergy and the risk of developing co-morbid asthma.
Authors:
Anupama Kewalramani; Mary E Bollinger
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-07-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of asthma and allergy     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1178-6965     ISO Abbreviation:  J Asthma Allergy     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-25     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101543450     Medline TA:  J Asthma Allergy     Country:  New Zealand    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  65-74     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Allergy/Pulmonology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA.
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