Food allergy

Common Name(s)

Food allergy, Food allergies

A food allergy is an immune system reaction that occurs soon after eating a certain food the body mistakenly considers harmful or dangerous. The most common food allergy symptoms are tingling or itching in the mouth, hives, itching, swelling of the lips, face, tongue, or throat, wheezing, nasal congestion, trouble breathing, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and dizziness. In more severe cases, a food allergy can trigger a reaction called anaphylaxis, which can cause life-threatening symptoms including: tightening of airways, difficulty breathing, rapid pulse, shock, a severe drop in blood pressure, lightheadedness, and a loss of consciousness. The only way to avoid an allergic reaction is to avoid any foods that cause signs and symptoms.

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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Food allergy" for support, advocacy or research.

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Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics

Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA) is the leading national non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating needless death and suffering due to asthma, allergies and related conditions through education, community outreach, advocacy and research. AANMA facilitates communication of quality information among patients, parents, physicians, community members, government and private industry through accurate guidance and clearly written resources on asthma and allergies, provided through its website, aanma.org, published reports, position statements, quarterly magazine, Allergy & Asthma Today, and monthly newsletter, The MA Report.

Last Updated: 15 Feb 2013

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Kids With Food Allergies Foundation

We improve the day to day lives of families raising children with food allergies and empower them to create a safe and healthy future for their children.

Last Updated: 1 Jul 2015

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Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics

Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA) is the leading national non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating needless death and suffering due to asthma, allergies and related conditions through education, community outreach, advocacy and research. AANMA facilitates communication of quality information among patients, parents, physicians, community members, government and private industry through accurate guidance and clearly written resources on asthma and allergies, provided through its website, aanma.org, published reports, position statements, quarterly magazine, Allergy & Asthma Today, and monthly newsletter, The MA Report.

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Last Updated: 15 Feb 2013

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Kids With Food Allergies Foundation

We improve the day to day lives of families raising children with food allergies and empower them to create a safe and healthy future for their children.

http://www.kidswithfoodallergies.org

Last Updated: 1 Jul 2015

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Food allergy" returned 329 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Lifetime Increased Risk of Adult Onset Atopic Dermatitis in Adolescent and Adult Patients with Food Allergy.
 

Author(s): Hsu-Sheng Yu, Hung-Pin Tu, Chien-Hui Hong, Chih-Hung Lee

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Food allergy can result in life-threatening anaphylaxis. Atopic dermatitis (AD) causes intense itching and impaired quality of life. Previous studies have shown that patients with classical early-onset AD tend to develop food allergy and that 10% of adults with food allergies have ...

Last Updated: 30 Dec 2016

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Cas9 in Genetically Modified Food Is Unlikely to Cause Food Allergy.
 

Author(s): Osamu Nakajima, Tomoko Nishimaki-Mogami, Kazunari Kondo

Journal: Biol. Pharm. Bull.. 2016 ;39(11):1876-1880.

 

Genome editing has undergone rapid development during the last three years. It is anticipated that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) for food purposes will be widely produced using the clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeat/Cas9 (CRISPR)/Cas9 system in the near ...

Last Updated: 2 Nov 2016

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The Role of TRAF4 and B3GAT1 Gene Expression in the Food Hypersensitivity and Insect Venom Allergy in Mastocytosis.
 

Author(s): Aleksandra Górska, Marta Gruchała-Niedoszytko, Marek Niedoszytko, Agnieszka Maciejewska, Marta Chełmińska, Marcin Skrzypski, Bartosz Wasąg, Małgorzata Kaczkan, Magdalena Lange, Bogusław Nedoszytko, Ryszard Pawłowski, Sylwia Małgorzewicz, Ewa Jassem

Journal: Arch. Immunol. Ther. Exp. (Warsz.). 2016 Dec;64(6):497-503.

 

Mastocytosis is an uncommon disease classified as a myeloproliferative neoplasm, however, its symptoms are broad and place patients at crossroads between dermatology, hematology and allergology. Patients with mastocytosis often suffer from symptoms resulting from the activation and ...

Last Updated: 17 Apr 2016

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Food allergy" returned 166 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Japanese guidelines for food allergy 2017.
 

Author(s): Motohiro Ebisawa, Komei Ito, Takao Fujisawa,

Journal: Allergol Int. 2017 Apr;66(2):248-264.

 

Five years have passed since the Japanese Pediatric Guideline for Food Allergy (JPGFA) was first revised in 2011 from its original version. As many scientific papers related to food allergy have been published during the last 5 years, the second major revision of the JPGFA was carried ...

Last Updated: 13 Mar 2017

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Active treatment for food allergy.
 

Author(s): Aaron K Kobernick, A Wesley Burks

Journal: Allergol Int. 2016 Oct;65(4):388-395.

 

Food allergy has grown in rapidly in prevalence, currently affecting 5% of adults and 8% of children. Management strategy is currently limited to 1) food avoidance and 2) carrying and using rescue intramuscular epinephrine/adrenaline and oral antihistamines in the case of accidental ...

Last Updated: 17 Sep 2016

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Prevention of food allergy - Early dietary interventions.
 

Author(s): George Du Toit, Ru-Xin M Foong, Gideon Lack

Journal: Allergol Int. 2016 Oct;65(4):370-377.

 

The prevalence of food allergy has increased over the last 30 years and remains a disease, which significantly impacts on the quality of life of children and their families. Several hypotheses have been formulated to explain the increasing prevalence; this review will focus on the ...

Last Updated: 12 Sep 2016

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Registry of Food Allergy Oral Immunotherapy Treatment
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Food Allergy

 

Last Updated: 16 Feb 2017

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Pertussis Immunisation and Food Allergy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Food Allergy

 

Last Updated: 17 Oct 2016

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Last Updated: 12 Aug 2016

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