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Food Hypersensitivity and Adverse Reactions


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Basic science mechanisms: mast cells and basophils - basic biology and roles in gastrointestinal diseases; humeral and cellular immunity; antigen absorption and the gut barrier; food allergens. Etiologic factors: cow's milk allergy; adverse reactions to food additives; cross-reactive and hidden allergies; allergylike intoxications from foods. clinical manifestations: food allergy perception and reality; delayed and non-IgE-mediated reactions; cutaneous manifestations of hypersensitivity and adverse reactions to food; anaphylaxis; gastrointestinal manifestations of food allergy; neurological manifestations of adverse food reactions; exercise-induced anaphylaxis; unusual presentations; psychological manifestations. Diagnosis, prevention, and treatment: psychological manifestations in idiopathic environmental intolerance (foods); challenge procedures for the diagnosis of adverse food reactions; laboratory diagnosis of food allergy; unproven methods of diagnosis and treatment of food allergy. Management of food allergies: the management and prevention of food allergies; food allergies and their implications in diets and nutrition; milk-free, egg-free, corn-free, wheat-free diets; hypoallergenic formulas; available patient resources.

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Frieri, Marianne; Kettelhut, Brett

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