Food allergy: recent advances in pathophysiology and treatment

  title={Food allergy: recent advances in pathophysiology and treatment},
  author={Julie A Wang and Hugh A Sampson},
  booktitle={Allergy, asthma & immunology research},
Food allergies are adverse immune reactions to food proteins that affect up to 6% of children and 3-4% of adults. A wide range of symptoms can occur depending on whether IgE or non-IgE mediated mechanism are involved. Many factors influence the development of oral tolerance, including route of exposure, genetics, age of the host, and allergen factors. Advances have been made in the understanding of how these factors interact in the pathophysiology of food allergy. Currently, the mainstay of… CONTINUE READING

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