Anaphylaxis to food

Anna B. Fishbein, Melanie M. Makhija, Jacqueline A. Pongracic*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This article provides a clinically focused review of food-induced anaphylaxis that includes epidemiology, risk factors, allergens, diagnosis, and management. Currently, there is no treatment for food allergy. Dietary avoidance and emergency preparedness are the cornerstones of management. Effective and safe therapies to reduce the risk of serious food-induced reactions are urgently needed, as are reliable biomarkers to predict severity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-245
Number of pages15
JournalImmunology and Allergy Clinics of North America
Volume35
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2015

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Keywords

  • Dietary avoidance
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Epinephrine autoinjectors
  • Food-induced anaphylaxis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology

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