oa Current Allergy & Clinical Immunology - Oral food challenges : review article

Volume 20 Number 1
  • ISSN : 1609-3607



Food challenges remain the gold standard investigation for the diagnosis of immediate and delayed food-induced allergic reactions and are essential to the practice of allergology. Oral food challenges (OFCs) are generally a safe procedure with the proviso that they should be performed by experienced health care workers and with caution. Severe allergic reactions are extremely rare but should be anticipated.

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