oa Current Allergy & Clinical Immunology - A practical diagnostic approach to food allergies : review article

Volume 28, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1609-3607



Any abnormal reaction resulting from the ingestion of a food could be considered an adverse food reaction, and not necessarily a food allergy. In the evaluation of a patient with a history of an adverse reaction to food, one must consider the broad differential diagnosis before labelling the patient as 'allergic' to a foodstuff. The classification of adverse reactions to food is discussed, and different test modalities, with a practical diagnostic approach to food allergies, are outlined in this article.

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