The Likelihood of Remission of Food Allergy in Children: When Is the Optimal Time for Challenge?
Summary of "The Likelihood of Remission of Food Allergy in Children: When Is the Optimal Time for Challenge?"
Although diagnostic testing methods for food hypersensitivity have improved over time, both in vivo and in vitro methods are significantly flawed, especially as evidenced by the frequent occurrence of false-positive test results. Because of these limitations, oral food challenge testing remains an essential element in the diagnosis and management of food allergy. In fact, the double-blind, placebo-controlled food challenge remains the gold standard for the diagnosis of food allergy. In this review, we focus on the optimal timing of oral food challenges, especially for patients with a known food allergy, to determine if the food allergy may have been outgrown.
Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 600 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD, 21287, USA, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Name: Current allergy and asthma reports
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22125089
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11882-011-0237-0
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Therapeutic act or process that initiates a response to a complete or partial remission level.
Ingestion of a greater than optimal quantity of food.
A spontaneous diminution or abatement of a disease over time, without formal treatment.
Food processed and manufactured for the nutritional health of children in their first year of life.
Non-optimal interval of time between onset of symptoms, identification, and initiation of treatment.
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