Camp Leadership Perspectives on Food Allergy–Related Anaphylaxis Events and Training for Camp Staff: A National Survey of Summer Camps

ConclusionsAppropriate policies to manage food anaphylaxis events and anaphylaxis management training were missing in a substantial proportion of camps. Camp-tailored food allergy training is needed given the number of camps reporting food allergy reactions requiring epinephrine.
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research

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Cow's milk (CM) is a common allergen present in immunoglobulin E (IgE)-mediated food allergy in children. The management of CM allergy (CMA) requires the replacement of milk protein with alternative protein and calcium sources. Extensively hydrolyzed formulas (eHFs) are alternative, hypoallergenic formulas that are recommended as standards for children with CMA.1 IgE-mediated immediate reactions to eHFs, such as life-threatening anaphylaxis, rarely occur.2 Patients with hyperresponsiveness to eHFs may be at a high risk because they are on a complete elimination diet.
Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
Conclusion: TRQ is well tolerated in the general population, yet off-label use is prevalent. Efforts are required to educate prescribers to adhere to the drug label in order to minimize potential patient harm.
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 7 January 2020Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Helen T. Wang, Christopher M. Warren, Ruchi S. Gupta, Carla DavisAbstractBackgroundShellfish allergy (SA) is one of the most common food allergies causing anaphylaxis in adults and children. There is limited data showing the prevalence of SA in US children.ObjectiveTo determine the prevalence and reaction characteristics of SA in the US pediatric population.MethodsA cross-sectional food allergy prevalence survey was administered via phone and web by the National Opinion Research Center at the Unive...
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Data are emerging to confirm our clinical experience that many food-allergic patients experience stereotypical symptoms following allergen exposure, both in the community and at supervised oral food challenge, in a manner that varies from one patient to another. Integrating datasets from different cohorts and applying unbiased machine-learning analyses may demonstrate specific food allergy endotypes, in a similar way to asthma. Whether this results in improvements in patient management (e.g. through facilitating risk stratification or impacting on the decision to prescribe EAI and, perhaps, the number of device...
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol Source Type: research
Food allergy encompasses a range of food hypersensitivities. Different clinical phenotypes for food allergy are likely to exist, in much the same way as endotype discovery is now a major research theme in asthma. We discuss the emerging evidence for different reaction phenotypes i.e. symptoms experienced following allergen exposure in food-allergic individuals, and their relevance for clinical practice.
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
This article highlights risk factors, natural history, diagnosis, and management of food allergy. [Pediatr Ann. 2020;49(1):e50-e58.]. PMID: 31930423 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Pediatric Annals - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Pediatr Ann Source Type: research
ConclusionsSimilar to peanut allergy, eczema was strongly associated with egg allergy development and the association increased with increasing eczema severity. The age of introduction of dietary egg was not a risk factor. The potential role of antibiotics in early life as a risk factor for egg allergy needs further examination.
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Authors: Lee S PMID: 31870083 [PubMed]
Source: Korean Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Tags: Korean J Pediatr Source Type: research
ConclusionsSimilar to peanut allergy, eczema was strongly associated with egg allergy development and the association increased with increasing eczema severity. The age of introduction of dietary egg was not a risk factor. The potential role of antibiotics in early life as a risk factor for egg allergy needs further examination.
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
ConclusionOur aggregate findings suggest that most APTs, but not dust mite, behave like conventional patch tests to low ‐potency allergens. They are more likely to be positive in patients with chronically inflamed skin and to identify allergens that cause SCD. The higher prevalence of APT positivity to foods in young children is consistent with food allergy as a trigger of AD (also known as SCD) being more common i n children than adults. Positive APTs define patients who may have SCD; negative APTs may guide elimination diets.
Source: Immunity, Inflammation and Disease - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH Source Type: research
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