Allergic Disease - Low Risk Infant

Background

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Allergic Disease - Low Risk Infant Background 

 

Food allergies or food hypersensitivities are due to IgE-mediated or non-IgE mediated immune mechanisms (1). Food allergy can be precipitated by IgE antibody production against food antigens resulting in the release of pro-inflammatory mediators.  IgE-mediated allergy is the cause of immediate, life-threatening reactions. Food allergy can also be precipitated by a cell-mediated reaction, in which lymphocytes play a key role in promoting the inflammatory process (2). The term atopy is used

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