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Asthma and food allergy.
Curr Opin Pulm Med 2008; 14(1):9-12CO

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW

Food allergy associated clinical and social burdens have increased substantially in prevalence in the past decade. Coexisting asthma is a significant problem as food reactions tend to be more severe when they involve the lung. Food allergy also increases asthma morbidity in adults and children.

RECENT FINDINGS

Especially in early infancy, food allergy can be related to the development of future asthma. For diagnosis, cut-off values are very important for both specific IgE levels and skin-prick test when interpreting food allergy. For the treatment, oral immunotherapy is showing promise for refractory patients with IgE-mediated food allergies.

SUMMARY

Food allergies can be classified as IgE-mediated or non-IgE-mediated. Besides foods, some additives and preservatives can also trigger asthma in certain people. Asthma may develop in about 5% of individuals who suffer from food allergy and current asthma may be triggered by foods among 6-8% of children and 2% of adults. Because of the difficulty of confirming diagnosis of food allergy, novel approaches are currently being investigated and new therapy modalities are being sought. For total asthma control and for better quality of life, steps should be taken to avoid foods in cases of food allergy.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Pulmonology, Fatih University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey. dozol@hotmail.comNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18043270

Citation

Ozol, Duygu, and Emin Mete. "Asthma and Food Allergy." Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine, vol. 14, no. 1, 2008, pp. 9-12.
Ozol D, Mete E. Asthma and food allergy. Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2008;14(1):9-12.
Ozol, D., & Mete, E. (2008). Asthma and food allergy. Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine, 14(1), pp. 9-12.
Ozol D, Mete E. Asthma and Food Allergy. Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2008;14(1):9-12. PubMed PMID: 18043270.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Asthma and food allergy. AU - Ozol,Duygu, AU - Mete,Emin, PY - 2007/11/29/pubmed PY - 2008/2/1/medline PY - 2007/11/29/entrez SP - 9 EP - 12 JF - Current opinion in pulmonary medicine JO - Curr Opin Pulm Med VL - 14 IS - 1 N2 - PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Food allergy associated clinical and social burdens have increased substantially in prevalence in the past decade. Coexisting asthma is a significant problem as food reactions tend to be more severe when they involve the lung. Food allergy also increases asthma morbidity in adults and children. RECENT FINDINGS: Especially in early infancy, food allergy can be related to the development of future asthma. For diagnosis, cut-off values are very important for both specific IgE levels and skin-prick test when interpreting food allergy. For the treatment, oral immunotherapy is showing promise for refractory patients with IgE-mediated food allergies. SUMMARY: Food allergies can be classified as IgE-mediated or non-IgE-mediated. Besides foods, some additives and preservatives can also trigger asthma in certain people. Asthma may develop in about 5% of individuals who suffer from food allergy and current asthma may be triggered by foods among 6-8% of children and 2% of adults. Because of the difficulty of confirming diagnosis of food allergy, novel approaches are currently being investigated and new therapy modalities are being sought. For total asthma control and for better quality of life, steps should be taken to avoid foods in cases of food allergy. SN - 1070-5287 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18043270/Asthma_and_food_allergy_ L2 - http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MCP.0b013e3282f1981c DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -