Management of food allergies.

  title={Management of food allergies.},
  author={Matthew I Fogg and Jonathan M Spergel},
  journal={Expert opinion on pharmacotherapy},
  volume={4 7},
Worldwide, approximately 8 and 2% of children and adults, respectively, suffer from food allergy. Cow's milk, egg, peanut, soy, wheat, fish, shellfish and tree nuts are responsible for the majority of allergic reactions to foods. Allergic reactions to food can occur by a variety of immune mechanisms including: IgE-mediated; non-IgE-mediated (T-cell-mediated); and combined IgE- and T-cell-mediated. Food allergies can affect any organ system, but most frequently involve the gastrointestinal… CONTINUE READING

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