Ralf Herbst

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Several studies have shown that the current prevalence of food allergy in Western Europe is about 4% and will further increase. Because of missing therapeutic alternatives, food allergy patients are required to identify individual allergens in the daily food by carefully reading the product's ingredient lists. Experiences with other chronic diseases show(More)
Methods A Smartphone based Personal Allergy Assistant (PAA) allows patients to keep an electronic patient diary by scanning the barcode of the consumed food products. A catalogue of predefined symptoms as well as their medically justifiable time window during which a symptom can manifest itself after the ingestion has been defined. An Electronic Patient(More)
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