Allergic Disease

Background


Allergic Disease - Adults Background 

 
Disease Etiology
Adult Food Allergy
In infants and young children, food allergy usually precedes aeroallergen hypersensitivity; primary sensitization is to ingested allergens in foods (1). In adults, the opposite is frequently observed; primary sensitization is to aeroallergens and food allergy follows when food antigens with structures similar to those in the airborne allergens are ingested as food. 

Some researchers and clinicians propose the recognition of two forms of food allergy



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