Food allergies and food intolerances.

@article{Ortolani2006FoodAA,
  title={Food allergies and food intolerances.},
  author={Claudio Ortolani and Elide A. Pastorello},
  journal={Best practice \& research. Clinical gastroenterology},
  year={2006},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={
          467-83
        }
}

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