Food Allergy

Editor: V. Dimov, M.D., Allergist/Immunologist and Assistant Professor at University of Chicago

Information For Patients

How to use Auvi-Q or EpiPen (video)
Food allergy (video)
Action plan for food allergy
Food allergy handouts by the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN)
Food Allergy: An Overview for Patients by NIH (PDF)
Guide to Parenting a Child with Food Allergies by KFA (PDF)
Allergy Testing
Hives (urticaria) and angioedema
Eczema or atopic dermatitis
Food Allergy (AAAAI)
Are you food allergy aware - Ana & Phil Axis (Coloring book, PDF)
Celiac Disease - JAMA Patient Page (PDF)

8 foods cause 90% of food allergies (click to enlarge the image). The likelihood of a negative oral food challenge is shown in relation to the respective values of skin prick test (SPT) and serum IgE (sIgE):

Allergic (atopic) march (click here to enlarge the image):

What to expect when visiting an allergy clinic

Current allergy skin tests are virtually painless. This video by Dr. Bassett, a board-certified allergist from New York City, shows what to expect when visiting an allergy clinic for diagnosis and treatment:

Information For Doctors

Food Allergy: Teaching Cases

Food Allergy in a Toddler
Egg Allergy and MMR Immunization
Intolerance to Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
When to Attempt a Food Challenge in Tree Nut Allergy?
Hives with consumption of coconut cookie on two occasions - is it food allergy or not?
Diagnostic Workup for Fennel Allergy
Allergic reaction after consumption of "meat-free chicken” (mycoprotein) by a patient with mold allergy
Reactions to multiple foods due to oral allergy syndrome rather than food allergy
Allergy to pomegranate (Punica granatum)
Almond allergy? No, it’s allergy to cockroach-contaminated chocolate-covered almonds

Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Brief Review
Right Lower Quadrant Pain due to Eosinophilc Eosophagitis
Eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorder (EGID)
Eosinophilic Esophagitis. Ronald S. Siegel, M.D. UCLA, Department of Medicine, 2007.
Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis. Daniel Cole, M.D., M.P.H. UCLA, Department of Medicine, 2007.

Related Reading

Food Allergy: Brief Review
Food Allergen Avoidance
Food Challenges for Diagnosis of Food Allergy
Food allergy. Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2011, 7(Suppl 1):S7.
Simplified algorithm for the diagnosis and management of food allergy. Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2011 7(Suppl 1):S7.
Food allergy - 2012 international consensus (ICON) statement in JACI.
Types of adverse reactions to food - a figure from the Food Allergy Guidelines in JACI, 2010.
Food Allergy Education for the Newly Diagnosed Pediatruc Patient - part 1 and 2 (free full text) and
Wheat Allergy
Mind Maps: Food Allergy
Mnemonics: Food Allergy
Blog articles from AllergyNotes


News Video: Living with Food Allergies. AllergyNotes.

Image source: Wikipedia, GNU Free Documentation License.

Published: 07/06/2007
Updated: 03/15/2014

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