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World Allergy Week: Understanding Food Allergy

This year World Allergy Week focuses global attention on Food Allergy. It is generally accepted that 2.5% of the general population are living with food allergy, meaning up to 200 million people globally and the condition is even more prevalent in children with up to 40% of children with food allergy suffering a severe life-threatening reaction.

Here we present a range of world-leading articles from across the BMC family showcasing the most recent insights into understanding and treating food allergies, a major global health burden that is only increasing in prevalence over time.

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  1. Food allergy is negatively associated with health-related quality of life (HRQL). Although differences exist between parents and children, less is known about age-specific differences amongst children. As such...

    Authors: Victoria Thörnqvist, Roelinde Middelveld, Hay Mar Wai, Natalia Ballardini, Evalill Nilsson, Jennie Strömquist, Staffan Ahlstedt, Lennart Jan Nilsson and Jennifer L. P. Protudjer
    Citation: Clinical and Translational Allergy 2019 9:10
  2. There is ongoing controversy surrounding the appropriate standards and limits of accommodation of children with food allergies in schools. We identify and explain how relevant Canadian common law, legislation,...

    Authors: Blake Murdoch, Eric M. Adams and Timothy Caulfield
    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14:67
  3. Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES) is considered to be a non-IgE mediated food allergy. However, its pathogenesis remains poorly understood and biomarkers are lacking. We aimed to perform in-d...

    Authors: Karine Adel-Patient, Guillaume Lezmi, Florence Anne Castelli, Sibylle Blanc, Hervé Bernard, Pascale Soulaines, Pascale Dumond, Sandrine Ah-Leung, Florence Lageix, Delphine de Boissieu, Naima Cortes-Perez, Stéphane Hazebrouck, François Fenaille, Christophe Junot and Christophe Dupont
    Citation: Clinical and Translational Allergy 2018 8:38
  4. Non-immunoglobulin E (IgE)-mediated food hypersensitivity includes a spectrum of disorders that predominantly affect the gastrointestinal tract. This review will focus on the following more common non-IgE-medi...

    Authors: Lori Connors, Andrew O’Keefe, Lana Rosenfield and Harold Kim
    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14(Suppl 2):56

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 2

  5. Food allergy is defined as an adverse immunologic response to a food protein. Food-related reactions are associated with a broad range of signs and symptoms that may involve any body system, including the skin...

    Authors: Susan Waserman, Philippe Bégin and Wade Watson
    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14(Suppl 2):55

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 2

  6. Food allergy has increased in developed countries and can have a dramatic effect on quality of life, so as to provoke fatal reactions. We aimed to outline the socioeconomic impact that food allergy exerts in t...

    Authors: Darío Antolín-Amérigo, Luis Manso, Marco Caminati, Belén de la Hoz Caballer, Inmaculada Cerecedo, Alfonso Muriel, Mercedes Rodríguez-Rodríguez, José Barbarroja-Escudero, María José Sánchez-González, Beatriz Huertas-Barbudo and Melchor Alvarez-Mon
    Citation: Clinical and Molecular Allergy 2016 14:4
  7. The management of food allergy in children requires elimination of the offending allergens, which significantly contribute to micronutrient intake. Vitamin and mineral supplementation are commonly suggested as...

    Authors: Rosan Meyer, Claire De Koker, Robert Dziubak, Ana-Kristina Skrapac, Heather Godwin, Kate Reeve, Adriana Chebar-Lozinsky and Neil Shah
    Citation: Clinical and Translational Allergy 2015 5:11