5 Takeaways From the New Food Allergy Law

Sesame becomes a “major allergen,” joining milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soybeans.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Allergies Labeling and Labels (Product) Peanuts Anaphylactic Shock Food Content Type: Service Law and Legislation Sesame Seeds Food and Drug Administration Source Type: news

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CONCLUSIONS: According to the study results NAPT may be a useful diagnostic tool that allows differentiating sensitized symptomatic subjects from sensitized tolerant. It could be a valuable test to consider when conducting a shrimp allergy study.PMID:34489219 | DOI:10.18176/jiaci.0736
Source: Journal of Investigational Allergology and Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion: Recognizing characteristics of pediatric FIA is crucial. The common causes of FIA in our study in Asian children were egg in infants, wheat and peanut in preschool children, and shrimp/shellfish in school-age children and adolescents. Skin manifestation presented in all patients with FIA.Int Arch Allergy Immunol
Source: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Purpose of review Utilization of basophil activation in the diagnosis and monitoring of food allergy has gained increasing recognition. An ex-vivo functional assay, basophil activation reflects clinical reactivity, thereby providing clinically relevant insights. Moreover, as a biomarker of reactivity and tolerance, basophil activation testing (BAT) may provide a useful tool for management of food allergies. Despite its utility, significant limitations of BAT have prevented widespread use. Addressing these limitations will increase the future application and adoption of BAT in food allergy. Recent findings A numb...
Source: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: ANAPHYLAXIS AND INSECT ALLERGY: Edited by Gianenrico Senna and Mariana Castells Source Type: research
Purpose of review To provide the most recent insights in the use of biologicals in the treatment of patients with anaphylaxis. Recent findings There is evidence that biologics such as omalizumab may be safe and effective in preventing anaphylactic reactions in patients at high risk mainly because of severe food allergy or desensitization procedures to food, airborne allergen, drugs, or hymenoptera venom. Summary Further knowledge will guide the adoption and implementation of any new therapy including biologics for anaphylaxis according to the stratification of risk/benefits.
Source: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: ANAPHYLAXIS AND INSECT ALLERGY: Edited by Gianenrico Senna and Mariana Castells Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Allergic rhinitis is a common manifestation of pollen-food sensitization in children and this type of immunological hyperreactivity should be taken into account regardless of age. The lack of association of symptoms with plant origin foods in the majority of cases and the asymptomatic course of food sensitization in more than one third of patients indicates the need for follow-up and being careful in routine recommending the avoidance diet.PMID:34408574 | PMC:PMC8362771 | DOI:10.5114/ada.2021.104284
Source: Advances in Dermatology and Allergology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Source Type: research
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