Immunologic therapeutic approaches in the management of food allergy.

@article{Wang2009ImmunologicTA,
  title={Immunologic therapeutic approaches in the management of food allergy.},
  author={Julie A Wang and Scott H. Sicherer},
  journal={Expert review of clinical immunology},
  year={2009},
  volume={5 3},
  pages={301-10}
}
Food allergy affects up to 6% of children and 3-4% of adults in Westernized countries, and is the most common cause of outpatient anaphylaxis in most studies. The mainstay of treatment is strict avoidance of the offending allergens and education regarding the use of emergency medication in cases of accidental ingestions or exposures. While these approaches are generally effective, there are no definitive treatments that cure or provide long-term remission from food allergy. However, with recent… CONTINUE READING

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