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List of Contributors. Preface. Abbreviations. Part 1 Adverse Reactions to Food Antigens: Basic Science. 1 Mucosal Immunity ( Shradha Agarwal and Lloyd Mayer ). 2 The Immunological Basis of IgE-Mediated Reactions ( Gernot Sellge and Stephan C. Bischoff ). 3 The Immunologic Basis of Non-IgE-Mediated Reactions ( Ashraf Uzzaman and Hirsh D. Komarow ). 4 Food Allergens: Molecular and Immunological Characteristics ( Heimo Breiteneder and E.N. Clare Mills ). 5 Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering ( Gary A. Bannon, James D. Astwood, Raymond C. Dobert, and Roy L. Fuchs ). 6 Food Allergen Thresholds of Reactivity ( Steve L. Taylor and Jonathan O'B. Hourihane ). 7 Development of Immunological Tolerance to Food Antigens ( Bengt Bjorksten ). Part 2 Adverse Reactions to Food Antigens: Clinical Science. 8 The Spectrum of Allergic Reactions to Foods ( Stacie M. Jones and A. Wesley Burks ). 9 Eczema and Food Hypersensitivity ( David M. Fleischer and Donald Y.M. Leung ). 10 Other IgE- and Non-IgE-Mediated Reactions of the Skin ( Carsten Bindslev-Jensen and Morten Osterballe ). 11 Oral Allergy Syndrome ( Julie Wang ). 12 The Respiratory Tract and Food Hypersensitivity ( Philippe A. Eigenmann and John M. James ). 13 Anaphylaxis and Food Allergy ( Hugh A. Sampson ). 14 Infantile Colic and Food Allergy ( Ralf G. Heine, David J. Hill, and Clifford S. Hosking ). 15 Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Gastroenteritis, and Colitis ( James P. Franciosi, Jonathan E. Markowitz, and Chris A. Liacouras ). 16 Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis and Enteropathies ( Anna Nowak-Wegrzyn ). 17 Gluten-Sensitive Enteropathy ( Alberto Rubio-Tapia and Joseph A. Murray ). 18 Occupational Reactions to Food Allergens ( Maxcie Sikora, Andre Cartier, Matthew Aresery, Laurianne Wild, and Samuel B. Lehrer ). Part 3 Adverse Reactions to Foods: Diagnosis. 19 In Vitro Diagnostic Methods in the Evaluation of Food Hypersensitivity ( Staffan Ahlstedt, Lars Soderstrom, and Anita Kober ). 20 In Vivo Diagnosis: Skin Testing and Challenge Procedures ( Scott H. Sicherer ). 21 IgE Tests: In Vitro Diagnosis ( Kirsten Beyer ). 22 Atopy Patch Testing ( Bodo Niggemann ). 23 Elimination Diets and Oral Food Challenges ( Scott H. Sicherer ). 24 General Approach to Diagnosis: IgE- and Non-IgE-Mediated Reactions ( S. Allan Bock and Hugh A. Sampson ). 25 Hidden and Cross-Reacting Food Allergens ( Scott H. Sicherer ). 26 Controversial Practices and Unproven Methods in Allergy ( Jennifer A. Namazy and Ronald A. Simon ). Part 4 Adverse Reactions to Food Additives. 27 Asthma and Food Additives ( Robert K. Bush and Michelle M. Montalbano ). 28 Urticaria, Angioedema, and Anaphylaxis Provoked by Food and Drug Additives ( John V. Bosso and Ronald A. Simon ). 29 Sulfites ( Steve L. Taylor, Robert K. Bush, and Julie A. Nordlee ). 30 Monosodium Glutamate ( Katharine M. Woessner ). 31 Tartrazine, Azo, and Non-azo Dyes ( Donald D. Stevenson ). 32 Adverse Reactions to the Antioxidants Butylated Hydroxyanisole and Butylated Hydroxytoluene ( Richard W. Weber ). 33 Adverse Reactions to Benzoates and Parabens ( John M. Fahrenholz and Keegan M. Smith ). 34 Food Colorings and Flavors ( Matthew Greenhawt and James L. Baldwin ). Part 5 Contemporary Topics in Adverse Reactions to Foods. 35 Pharmacologic Food Reactions ( Robert W. Keeton Jr., James L. Baldwin, and Andrew M. Singer ). 36 The Management of Food Allergy ( Anne Munoz-Furlong and Hugh A. Sampson ). 37 The Natural History of Food Allergy ( Robert A. Wood ). 38 Prevention of Food Allergy ( Gideon Lack and George Du Toit ). 39 Diets and Nutrition ( Marion Groetch ). 40 Food Toxicology ( Steve L. Taylor ). 41 Seafood Toxins ( Soheil Chegini and Dean D. Metcalfe ). 42 Neurological Reactions to Foods and Food Additives ( Richard W. Weber ). 43 Experimental Approaches to the Study of Food Allergy ( M. Cecilia Berin ). 44 Food Allergy: Psychological Considerations ( Lourdes B. de Asis and Ronald A. Simon ). 45 Foods and Rheumatological Diseases ( Lisa K. Stamp and Leslie G. Cleland ). 46 Therapeutic Approaches under Development ( Miae Oh, Hugh A. Sampson and Xiu-Min Li ). 47 Food-Dependent Exercise- and Pressure-Induced Syndromes ( Adam N. Williams and Ronald A. Simon ). Appendix. Index.

About the Author

Dean D. Metcalfe, MD , Chief, Laboratory of Allergic Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA. Hugh A. Sampson, MD , Professor of Pediatrics and Immunobiology; Dean for Translational Biomedical Sciences; Chief of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA. Ronald A. Simon, MD , Head, Division of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology; Adjunct Member, Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California.


"A practical readable reference for use in the hospital or private practice setting." ( Food Science and Technology Abstracts , 2009) "This excellent book covers a wide variety of topics pertinent to adverse reactions to foods. It contains an overview of information unparalleled by other books on general allergy or nutrition." ( Pediatrics , March 2009) " Food Allergy offers a rational, evidence-based analysis of current knowledge and is a must read for allergy/immunology physicians in practice, primary care physicians, and others who wish to improve their ability to address patient concerns about adverse reactions to foods." ( JAMA, Journal of the AMA , February, 2009) "Provides an excellent review of adverse reactions to foods and food additives as well as diagnostic criteria and treatment strategies. Contains an overview of information unparalleled by other books on general allergy or nutrition." ( Doody's Reviews )

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