Food Allergy

Food Allergy - Allergies and Infectious Diseases

Paperback (01 Aug 2010) | English

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Food allergy is an adverse reaction resulting from an inappropriate immunological response to a food antigen. It usually presents itself as a multi-system involvement. Definitive treatment of food allergy is strict elimination of the offending food from the diet. Symptomatic reactivity to food allergens is generally very specific, and patients rarely react to more than one food in a botanical or animal species. If elimination diets are prescribed, care must be taken to ensure that they are palatable and nutritionally adequate. Patients must have a good knowledge of foods containing the allergen and must be taught to scrutinise the labels of all packaged food carefully. This book examines the effects of food allergies, as well as the various treatments that are available for this condition.

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Nova Science Publishers

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Book information

ISBN: 9781617289521
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers Inc
Imprint: Nova Science Publishers
Pub date:
DEWEY: 616.975
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 83
Weight: 164g
Height: 229mm
Width: 155mm
Spine width: 6mm