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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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

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The terms "Food allergy" returned 290 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Do Skin Prick Test and In Vitro Techniques Diagnose Sensitization to Peach Lipid Transfer Protein and Profilin Equally Well in Allergy to Plant Food and Pollen?
 

Author(s): M J Goikoetxea, F Berroa, P Cabrera-Freitag, M Ferrer, J M Núñez-Córdoba, M L Sanz, G Gastaminza

Journal: J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol. 2015 ;25(4):283-7.

 

To compare the skin prick test (SPT) with in vitro techniques (single and multiplex fluorescence enzyme-immunoassay [FEIA]) for detecting sensitization to profilin and lipid transfer protein (LTP).

Last Updated: 27 Aug 2015

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Validation of the Spanish Version of the Food Allergy Quality of Life Questionnaire-Adult Form (S-FAQLQ-AF).
 

Author(s): D Antolin-Amerigo, Cerecedo Carballo I, A Muriel, M Fernández-Rivas, M Diéguez Pastor, B Flokstra-de Blok, A Dubois, B De la Hoz Caballer

Journal: J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol. 2015 ;25(4):270-5.

 

Specific food allergy quality of life questionnaires have been developed within the context of the EuroPrevall project. We aimed to adapt and validate the Food Allergy Quality of Life Questionnaire-Adult Form (FAQLQ-AF) in the Spanish language.

Last Updated: 27 Aug 2015

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Development and characterization of an effective food allergy model in Brown Norway rats.
 

Author(s): Mar Abril-Gil, Alba Garcia-Just, Francisco J Pérez-Cano, Àngels Franch, Margarida Castell

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Food allergy (FA) is an adverse health effect produced by the exposure to a given food. Currently, there is no optimal animal model of FA for the screening of immunotherapies or for testing the allergenicity of new foods.

Last Updated: 30 Apr 2015

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The terms "Food allergy" returned 137 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

School Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management for the Pediatrician--Extending the Medical Home with Critical Collaborations.
 

Author(s): Michael Pistiner, Cynthia DiLaura Devore, Sally Schoessler

Journal: Pediatr. Clin. North Am.. 2015 Dec;62(6):1425-39.

 

Community pediatricians, working in consultation with allergists, create a medical home that is the central focus of care for the child with life-threatening food allergies. They participate in coordinating mutual and critical collaborations within schools that support families and ...

Last Updated: 12 Oct 2015

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Applications of Molecular Diagnostic Testing in Food Allergy.
 

Author(s): Karin Hoffmann-Sommergruber, Sabine Pfeifer, Merima Bublin

Journal: Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2015 Sep;15(9):56.

 

IgE-mediated food allergy is a relevant health problem inducing symptoms ranging from mild local reactions up to severe life-threatening situations. Currently, no immunotherapy is available and avoidance of the incriminating food is the method of choice. Therefore, reliable diagnostic ...

Last Updated: 3 Aug 2015

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Food allergy in irritable bowel syndrome: The case of non-celiac wheat sensitivity.
 

Author(s): Pasquale Mansueto, Alberto D'Alcamo, Aurelio Seidita, Antonio Carroccio

Journal: World J. Gastroenterol.. 2015 Jun;21(23):7089-109.

 

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common gastrointestinal disorders, having a prevalence of 12%-30% in the general population. Most patients with IBS attribute their symptoms to adverse food reactions. We review the role of diet in the pathogenesis of IBS and the importance ...

Last Updated: 25 Jun 2015

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Endomicroscopy in Patients With Food Allergy: a New Diagnostic Option
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Food Allergy

 

Last Updated: 18 Feb 2010

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Molecular Basis of Food Allergy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Food Allergy; Eosinophilic Esophagitis; Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis

 

Last Updated: 3 Dec 2015

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Pertussis Immunisation and Food Allergy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Food Allergy

 

Last Updated: 24 Feb 2016

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