Summary

ARF resulting in GI symptoms are common in the general population and although only a minority of individuals will have symptoms due to food allergy, GI food allergies do exist in both children and adults. It is important to recognize potential cases of food allergy in order to correctly diagnose and manage the small subset of patients with immunologically mediated ARF. Potentially fatal reactions to food necessitate careful instruction and monitoring on the part of health care workers involved in the care of individuals at risk of anaphylaxis. This is particularly true in westernized countries where the prevalence of allergy is increasing and food allergy is now the major cause of anaphylaxis.

Food Allergies

Food Allergies

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