The spectrum of gastrointestinal allergies to food.

  title={The spectrum of gastrointestinal allergies to food.},
  author={John A. Walker-Smith and Rodney Philip Kinvig Ford and Alan D. Phillips},
  journal={Annals of allergy},
  volume={53 6 Pt 2},
Gastrointestinal food allergies may be defined as clinical syndromes which are characterised by the onset of gastrointestinal symptoms following food ingestion where the underlying mechanism is an immunologically mediated reaction within the gastrointestinal tract. These gastrointestinal symptoms, principally vomiting and diarrhoea, sometimes abdominal colic, may be accompanied by other symptoms outside the alimentary tract. The clinical spectrum of these disorders ranges from acute anaphylaxis… CONTINUE READING