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Med Clin North Am. 2020 Jan;104(1):145-155. doi: 10.1016/j.mcna.2019.08.008. Epub 2019 Oct 23.

Food Allergy in Adults: Presentations, Evaluation, and Treatment.

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Division of Allergy and Immunology, Department of Internal Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, Professional Building, 1725 West Harrison Street, Suite 117, Chicago, IL 60612, USA. Electronic address: Mahboobeh_Mahdavinia@rush.edu.

Abstract

Food allergy presents in all ages and has a significant impact on an individual's quality of life. Some of the food allergies that start in childhood remain into adulthood and new-onset allergies can occur at any point of life. Health care providers caring for adult patients should be aware of various food allergy presentations and syndromes. In this article, the authors cover recent literature on food allergies in adults and discuss the epidemiology of adult food allergy as well as common clinical scenarios and presentations of various types of food allergies.

KEYWORDS:

Adult; Food allergy; Prevalence; Severity

PMID:
31757232
DOI:
10.1016/j.mcna.2019.08.008
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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