Food allergy: review, classification and diagnosis.

  title={Food allergy: review, classification and diagnosis.},
  author={A Cianferoni and Jonathan M Spergel},
  journal={Allergology international : official journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology},
  volume={58 4},
Food allergies, defined as an immune response to food proteins, affect as many as 8% of young children and 2% of adults in westernized countries, and their prevalence appears to be rising like all allergic diseases. In addition to well-recognized urticaria and anaphylaxis triggered by IgE antibody-mediated immune responses, there is an increasing recognition of cell-mediated disorders such as eosinophilic esophagitis and food protein-induced enterocolitis. New knowledge is being developed on… CONTINUE READING