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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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

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The terms "Food allergy" returned 333 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Genome-wide association study of maternal genetic effects and parent-of-origin effects on food allergy.
 

Author(s): Xin Liu, Xiumei Hong, Hui-Ju Tsai, Karen K Mestan, Min Shi, Amira Kefi, Ke Hao, Qi Chen, Guoying Wang, Deanna Caruso, Hua Geng, Yufeng Gao, Jianlin He, Rajesh Kumar, Hongjian Wang, Yunxian Yu, Tami Bartell, Xiao-Di Tan, Robert P Schleimer, Daniel E Weeks, Jacqueline A Pongracic, Xiaobin Wang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Mar;97(9):e0043.

 

Previous genetic studies of food allergy (FA) have mainly focused on inherited genotypic effects. The role of parental genotypic effects remains largely unexplored. Leveraging existing genome-wide association study (GWAS) data generated from the Chicago Food Allergy Study, we examined ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Fecal Microbiome and Food Allergy in Pediatric Atopic Dermatitis: A Cross-Sectional Pilot Study.
 

Author(s): Karin B Fieten, Joan E E Totté, Evgeni Levin, Marta Reyman, Yolanda Meijer, André Knulst, Frank Schuren, Suzanne G M A Pasmans

Journal: Int. Arch. Allergy Immunol.. 2018 ;175(1-2):77-84.

 

Exposure to microbes may be important in the development of atopic disease. Atopic diseases have been associated with specific characteristics of the intestinal microbiome. The link between intestinal microbiota and food allergy has rarely been studied, and the gold standard for diagnosing ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Food Allergy.
 

Author(s): Stacie M Jones, A Wesley Burks

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2017 12;377(23):2294-2295.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Food allergy" returned 178 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Severe forms of food allergy.
 

Author(s): Emanuel Sarinho, Maria das Graças Moura Lins

Journal: J Pediatr (Rio J). ;93 Suppl 1():53-59.

 

To guide the diagnostic and therapeutic management of severe forms of food allergy.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The Role of Nutritional Aspects in Food Allergy: Prevention and Management.
 

Author(s): Alessandra Mazzocchi, Carina Venter, Kate Maslin, Carlo Agostoni

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The prevalence of food allergy in childhood appears to be increasing in both developed and transitional countries. The aim of this paper is to review and summarise key findings in the prevention and management of food allergy, focusing on the role of dietary components and nutritional ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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[Celiac disease, non celiac gluten sensitivity and wheat allergy: comparison of 3 different diseases triggered by the same food].
 

Author(s): Catalina Ortiz, Romina Valenzuela, Yalda Lucero A

Journal: Rev Chil Pediatr. 2017 Jun;88(3):417-423.

 

Gluten and other related proteins of the wheat, rye and barley, have antigenic properties that may trigger adverse reactions in susceptible individuals. Celiac disease was the first pathology with clear causal association related to the intake of these proteins. Recently, wheat allergy ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Last Updated: 26 Nov 2017

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Prescreening Protocol to Enroll in Food Allergy Clinical Studies at a Single Site
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Food Allergy

 

Last Updated: 16 May 2018

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The Basophil Activation Test as a Diagnostic Tool in Pediatric Food Allergy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: FOOD ALLERGY

 

Last Updated: 25 Aug 2017

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