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Food allergy in childhood (infancy to school age)

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Published in Chemical Immunology and Allergy. 2015, vol. 101, p. 38-50
Abstract Food allergy is a potentially life-threatening condition affecting almost 10% of children, with an increasing incidence in the last few decades. It is defined as an immune reaction to food, and its pathogenesis may be IgE mediated, mixed IgE and non-IgE mediated, or non-IgE mediated. Potentially all foods can cause food allergy, but a minority of foods are responsible for the vast majority of reactions reported. A good clinical history is crucial for an accurate diagnosis. Allergy tests, including the skin prick test and measurement of specific IgE antibodies, are useful tools in the case of IgE-mediated or mixed allergy but have not been shown to be of any help in delayed allergic reactions to foods.
Keywords Amelogenesis Imperfecta/complications/epidemiology/immunologyAnimalsChild, PreschoolDietary Proteins/adverse effects/immunologyEnterocolitis/complications/epidemiology/immunologyFood Hypersensitivity/complications/diagnosis/epidemiology/immunologyHearing Loss, Sensorineural/complications/epidemiology/immunologyHumansImmunoglobulin E/immunologyInfantMilk/adverse effects/immunologyNails, Malformed/complications/epidemiology/immunologyProctocolitis/complications/epidemiology/immunologySkin Tests
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Research group Pathogenèse et traitement des allergies alimentaires (191)
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BERGMANN, Marcel, EIGENMANN, Philippe. Food allergy in childhood (infancy to school age). In: Chemical Immunology and Allergy, 2015, vol. 101, p. 38-50. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:83823

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