Food Allergy and Quality of Life: What Have We Learned?

  title={Food Allergy and Quality of Life: What Have We Learned?},
  author={J. L. Velde and A. Dubois and B. F. Flokstra-de Blok},
  journal={Current Allergy and Asthma Reports},
  • J. L. Velde, A. Dubois, B. F. Flokstra-de Blok
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
  • Health-related quality of life (HRQL) has become an emerging focus of interest in food allergy. Food allergy is a disease characterized by low mortality and symptoms which only occur during an allergic reaction. However, food-allergic patients continuously need to be alert when eating in order to prevent potentially severe allergic reactions, which may be fatal. Fear of such reactions and the need to be continuously vigilant may seriously compromise their HRQL. During the last decade, numerous… CONTINUE READING
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