Diagnosis of Food Allergy Based on Oral Food Challenge Test

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Komei Ito ; Atsuo Urisu (2009)
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Journal: Allergology International (issn: 1323-8930)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.2332/allergolint.09-RAI-0140
  • Subject: food hypersensitivity | RC581-607 | guideline | immunoglobulin E | Immunologic diseases. Allergy | oral food challenge | tolerance
    mesheuropmc: nervous system | behavioral disciplines and activities | psychological phenomena and processes | digestive, oral, and skin physiology | mental disorders

Diagnosis of food allergy should be based on the observation of allergic symptoms after intake of the suspected food. The oral food challenge test (OFC) is the most reliable clinical procedure for diagnosing food allergy. The OFC is also applied for the diagnosis of tol... View more
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