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A new rational testing article, published on thebmj.com, looks at how to diagnose an immediate food allergy. Mabel Chew, The BMJ's practice editor, is joined by Cathal Steele from the Belfast Trust Regional Immunology Service - they discuss which tests are appropriate, and the common pitfalls in diagnosis. Read the full...
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Food is any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for the body. It is usually of plant or animal origin, and contains essential nutrients, such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, or minerals. The substance is ingested by an organism ...
The term allergy is used to describe a response, within the body, to a substance, which is not necessarily harmful in itself, but results in an immune response and a reaction that causes symptoms and disease in a predisposed person, which in turn can cau...
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