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.

http://www.aanma.org

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 343 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Fast food and asthma and allergy: Be afried, be deeply afried?
 

Author(s): Alan James, Michael Abramson

Journal: Respirology. 2018 10;23(10):881-882.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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A single-center experience of post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) cases after pediatric liver transplantation: Incidence, outcomes, and association with food allergy.
 

Author(s): Zeren Barış, Figen Özçay, Özlem Yılmaz Özbek, Nihan Haberal, Faik Sarıalioğlu, Mehmet Haberal

Journal: Turk J Gastroenterol. 2018 05;29(3):354-360.

 

We evaluated our 16-year single-center experience of pediatric post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) cases who underwent liver transplantation between 2001 and 2017.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Gastrointestinal food allergy in Ghanaian children: a case series.
 

Author(s): Taiba J Afaa, Adwoa Ka Afrane, Victor Etwire

Journal: Ghana Med J. 2017 Sep;51(3):138-142.

 

Food allergy is an adverse health effect arising from a specific immune response that occurs reproducibly on exposure to a given food. Food allergies are classified into three types: Ig(immunoglobulin)E mediated, mixed IgE and cell mediated and cell-mediated non IgE mediated. Gastrointestinal ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Food allergy" returned 182 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Food Allergy.
 

Author(s): Onyinye I Iweala, Shailesh K Choudhary, Scott P Commins

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The goal of this review is to present an updated summary of the natural history of major childhood and adult food allergies and report recent advances in potential treatments for food allergy.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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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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Immune mechanisms of food allergy and its prevention by early intervention.
 

Author(s): Victor Turcanu, Helen A Brough, George Du Toit, Ru-Xin Foong, Tom Marrs, Alexandra F Santos, Gideon Lack

Journal: Curr. Opin. Immunol.. 2017 Oct;48():92-98.

 

The environmental factors driving the increase in food allergies are unclear and possibly involve dual exposure to allergens, microbiome-driven effects or other mechanisms. Until they can be better understood, early intervention aiming at establishing oral tolerance provides an effective ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Last Updated: 26 Nov 2017

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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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Safer Food Allergy Management for Adolescents
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Food Allergy; Adherence, Medication

 

Last Updated: 19 Jun 2018

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