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Are your food allergies a result of lifestyle choices? Nearly half of people experience their first reactions after reaching adulthood

(Natural News) A new report from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology has found that more than 45 percent of people develop food allergies after the age of 17. According to the new research, more than 35 percent of allergies to many types of seafood – including shrimp, crab, and lobster – do not appear...
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We report here, the first such study in Indian population. We investigated 246 allergic rhinitis / asthma patients by diagnostic case history and skin prick test (SPT); grass pollen mix, tomato extract and purified tomato profilin were used for SPT. Tomato profilin was purified by affinity chromatography, and analyzed by HPLC (95% purity) and SDS-PAGE (14 kDa). We observed that 38% of the patients had sensitization to both grass pollen and tomato fruit, of which 92% were sensitized to tomato profilin. Among patients with a history of food allergy to tomato fruit, the association was more pronounced (66%). Tomato profilin a...
Source: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Eur Ann Allergy Clin Immunol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Despite the high prevalence of allergic diseases in childhood, asthmatic children's parents/caregivers, elementary school teachers and university students have inadequate levels of knowledge to monitor these patients. PMID: 29338962 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Allergologia et Immunopathologia - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Allergol Immunopathol (Madr) Source Type: research
ConclusionTaken together, our results demonstrated a crucial role of the T‐cell homing receptor CCR9 in this model and validated its potential for use in the development of therapeutic strategies for allergic diseases.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Source: Allergy - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
(University of Waterloo) Researchers from the University of Waterloo surveyed children between the ages of six and 16, and all within a month of their diagnosis with asthma, food allergy, epilepsy, diabetes or juvenile arthritis.
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In conclusion, omalizumab used in conjunction with immunotherapy has shown promising results, especially in the reduction of adverse reactions. At this stage, larger, randomized, placebo‐controlled trials are needed to better identify those patients who would benefit the most from the addition of omalizumab to immunotherapy, as well as optimal dosing strategies and duration of treatment. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Source: Clinical and Experimental Allergy - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Invited Review Source Type: research
The prevalence of peanut allergy has steadily increased during the past 10 years, especially in children. A 2009 to 2010 survey of more than 40,000 children (aged 0 –17 years) in the United States found that peanut allergy was the most common food allergy, affecting 2% (1.5 million) of children nationwide.1 Data from a 2014 meta-analysis of 29 studies from multiple European countries using various reporting methods estimated the occurrence of peanut allergy t o be 0.3% (by positive food challenge result) to 4.1% (by peanut specific IgE positivity) in children aged 2 to 5 years and 0.4% (by self-reporting) to 9.8% (by...
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Original Article: Asthma, Lower Airway Diseases Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: Food allergy health-related quality of life has been defined, but self-efficacy is poorly described. OBJECTIVE: To examine the preliminary reliability, validity, and clinical performance of a novel food allergy self-efficacy index. METHODS: An 8-item Food Allergy Self-Efficacy Questionnaire (FASEQ) was adapted for food allergy-related themes and coadministered with the Food Allergy Quality of Life Parental Burden (FAQL-PB) index to caregivers self-reporting a food allergic child (group A) and those with children followed up at a food allergy referral center clinic (group B). FASEQ sp...
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol Source Type: research
A number of clinical studies focused on treating a single food allergy through oral immunotherapy (OIT) with adjunctive omalizumab treatment have been published. We previously demonstrated safety and tolerabil...
Source: Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Clinical trials using oral immunotherapy (OIT) for the treatment of food allergies have shown promising results. We previously demonstrated the feasibility of desensitization for up to 5 food allergens simulta...
Source: Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common chronic inflammatory skin disease that affects 20% to 30% of children and 7% to 10% of adults.1,2 Most patients have atopic comorbidities, including food allergy, asthma, and allergic rhinitis. Nearly 50% of children with AD continue to have symptoms into adulthood.1 Adult-onset AD is also increasingly being identified as a distinct subset of AD, and these patients are at risk for systemic complications, including rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease.
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: MOC-CME Review Source Type: research
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