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oa Current Allergy & Clinical Immunology - Oral food challenges in children : what have we learned in the past few years? : review article

Volume 27, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1609-3607

 

Abstract

The diagnostic work-up of suspected food allergies requires consideration of a detailed patient history, and specific tests including skin prick tests and measurement of food-specific IgE. However, sensitisation substantially overestimates true allergy. In the absence of a conclusive recent or recurrent history of convincing allergic symptoms upon ingestion of the food in question, in-vitro tests indicating sensitisation to foods are not per se diagnostic for food allergy. Oral food challenges are a definitive in-vivo test to determine if an allergy is related to a food, or if an identified food allergy has resolved.

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2014-12-01
2020-08-03

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