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Pediatr Clin North Am. 2011 Apr;58(2):427-43, xi. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2011.02.014.

Current understanding of egg allergy.

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Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Pediatrics Mount Sinai School of Medicine, One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1198, New York City, NY 10029, USA.

Abstract

Egg is one of the most important allergens in childhood feeding, and egg allergy can pose quality-of-life concerns. A clear clinical history and the detection of egg white-specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) will confirm the diagnosis of IgE-mediated reactions. Non-IgE-mediated symptoms, such as those of eosinophilic diseases of the gut, might also be observed. Egg avoidance and education regarding the treatment of allergic reactions are the cornerstones of management of egg allergy. This article discusses epidemiology, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment, and natural history of egg allergy.

PMID:
21453811
PMCID:
PMC3069662
DOI:
10.1016/j.pcl.2011.02.014
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