Scientific article

Current understanding of egg allergy

Published inThe Pediatric clinics of North America, vol. 58, no. 2, p. 427-443,xi
Publication date2011

Egg is one of the most important allergens in childhood feeding, and egg allergy can pose quality-of-life concerns. A clear clinical history and the detection of egg white-specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) will confirm the diagnosis of IgE-mediated reactions. Non-IgE-mediated symptoms, such as those of eosinophilic diseases of the gut, might also be observed. Egg avoidance and education regarding the treatment of allergic reactions are the cornerstones of management of egg allergy. This article discusses epidemiology, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment, and natural history of egg allergy.

  • Animals
  • Child
  • Cross Reactions/immunology
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Egg Hypersensitivity/diagnosis/epidemiology/immunology/prevention & control
  • Egg Proteins/immunology
  • Emergency Treatment/methods
  • Humans
  • Immunoglobulin E/immunology
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • Risk Factors
  • Vaccines/immunology
Citation (ISO format)
CAUBET, Jean-Christoph Roger J-P, WANG, Julie. Current understanding of egg allergy. In: The Pediatric clinics of North America, 2011, vol. 58, n° 2, p. 427–443,xi. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2011.02.014
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