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

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Food allergy" returned 313 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Application of oral food challenge in the diagnosis of cow's milk protein allergy].
 

Author(s): Yong-Mei Zeng, Ji-Yong Zhang, Guo-Qing Dong, Pei-Hui Liu, Fei Xiao, Zhong-Ju Zhang, Qian-Zhen Wu

Journal: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke Za Zhi. 2016 Jun;18(6):564-6.

 

Last Updated: 21 Jun 2016

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Preventing Food Allergy in Infancy--Early Consumption or Avoidance?
 

Author(s): Gary W K Wong

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2016 May;374(18):1783-4.

 

Last Updated: 5 May 2016

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Exploring racial differences in IgE-mediated food allergy in the WHEALS birth cohort.
 

Author(s): Christine L M Joseph, Edward M Zoratti, Dennis R Ownby, Suzanne Havstad, Charlotte Nicholas, Christian Nageotte, Rana Misiak, Robert Enberg, Jerel Ezell, Christine Cole Johnson

Journal: Ann. Allergy Asthma Immunol.. 2016 Mar;116(3):219-224.e1.

 

Suspected food allergies are the cause of more than 200,000 visits to the emergency department annually. Racial differences in the prevalence of food allergy have also been reported, but the evidence is less conclusive. Researchers continue to struggle with the identification of food ...

Last Updated: 7 Mar 2016

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Food allergy" returned 147 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Food allergy in children.
 

Author(s): Nedeljko Radlović, Zoran Leković, Vladimir Radlović, Dusica Simić, Dragana Ristić, Biljana Vuletić

Journal: Srp Arh Celok Lek. ;144(1-2):99-103.

 

Food allergy represents a highly up-to-date and continually increasing problem of modern man. Although being present in all ages, it most often occures in children aged up to three years. Sensitization most often occurs by a direct way, but it is also possible to be caused by mother's ...

Last Updated: 9 Jun 2016

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Prevention of food allergy.
 

Author(s): George du Toit, Teresa Tsakok, Simon Lack, Gideon Lack

Journal: J. Allergy Clin. Immunol.. 2016 Apr;137(4):998-1010.

 

The past few decades have witnessed an increase in the prevalence of IgE-mediated food allergy (FA). For prevention strategies to be effective, we need to understand the causative factors underpinning this rise. Genetic factors are clearly important in the development of FA, but given ...

Last Updated: 9 Apr 2016

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Diversity of Food Allergy.
 

Author(s): Tatsuya Moriyama

Journal: J. Nutr. Sci. Vitaminol.. 2015 ;61 Suppl():S106-8.

 

Food allergy is defined as an immune system-mediated adverse reaction to food components. Food allergic reactions are mostly IgE mediated and also known as immediate type hypersensitivity (type I reaction). There are several characteristic clinical types of food allergy, such as Anaphylaxis, ...

Last Updated: 25 Nov 2015

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Association Between Asthma and Food Allergy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Food Allergy Suspected; Food Allergy Proved

 

Last Updated: 25 Aug 2016

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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

 

Last Updated: 3 Jun 2016

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