Tomato allergy: clinical features and usefulness of current routinely available diagnostic methods.
Tomato allergy: clinical features and usefulness of current routinely available diagnostic methods. J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol. 2013;23(1):37-42 Authors: Asero R Abstract BACKGROUND: Tomato contains many allergens but their clinical relevance is poorly defined and the usefulness of available diagnostic methods is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To assess the clinical usefulness of current diagnostic methods for tomato allergy. METHODS: Ninety-six adults with plant food allergy were grouped based on their reactivity to PR-10, profilin, and lipid transfer protein (LTP). Tomato allergy was ascertained by history and a positive skin prick test (SPT) to fresh tomato. SPT with a commercial extract and immunoglobulin (Ig) E measurements were carried out. RESULTS: In total, 36%, 8%, 28%, 18%, 8%, and 1% of patients were sensitized to PR-10, profilin, both PR-10 and profilin, LTP alone, LTP plus PR-10 or profilin, and genuine tomato allergens, respectively. Tomato allergy was detected in 32 (33%) of the 96 patients and was significantly associated with profilin hypersensitivity (P
Publication date: 25 January 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3266Author(s): Clare WilsonCurrent baby weaning guidelines may mean we are missing a crucial window to prevent food allergies. Clare Wilson reports
Publication date: Available online 7 January 2020Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Jennifer A. Dantzer, Corinne A. Keet
ConclusionsThe prospectively defined incidence of FPIAP when diagnosed clinically by community pediatricians without challenge is markedly higher than published estimates. Combination feeding of formula and breast milk is associated with the lowest rate of FPIAP in this population.
Date: Thursday, 01 30, 2020; Speaker: Pamela A. Guerrerio, M.D., Ph.D., Chief, Food Allergy Research Unit , Laboratory of Allergic Diseases, DIR, NIAID; Building: Building 50; 1328/1334 Rear
This study aims to determine the current food allergy training practices, challenges and future food allergy training needs of foodservices in England. A postal survey was conducted among 500 foodservice operators in North West England. The questionnaire is divided into 5 sections: (i) demographics; (ii) current food allergy training practices; (iii) importance of food allergy training topics; (iv) challenges faced by restaurants when training foodservice staff; and (v) future food allergy training. Out of the 30 restaurants, only one restaurant did not carry out food allergy training. More than 70% of the restaurants freq...
This article provides highlights of the clinically impactful original studies and reviews published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice in 2019 on the subjects of anaphylaxis, asthma, dermatitis, drug allergy, food allergy, immunodeficiency, immunotherapy, rhinitis/sinusitis, and urticaria/angioedema/mast cell disorders. Within each topic, practical aspects of diagnosis and management are emphasized. Treatments discussed include lifestyle modifications, allergen avoidance therapy, positive and negative effects of pharmacologic therapy, and various forms of immunologic and desensitization manageme...
Giving babies potentially allergenic foods early on may reduce the risk of allergies – but many parents don't as that conflicts with advice to breastfeed until six months
Australian infants who received the whole pertussis (wP) vaccine were less likely to be diagnosed with food allergies than those who received the acellular pertussis (aP) vaccine in a nested case control study.Reuters Health Information
CONCLUSIONS: A positive medical history, especially of mothers and cEo, seem to be predictive in screening for the onset of allergic diseases. PMID: 31951684 [PubMed - in process]