Food allergy: State of the science - Allergy, asthma and immunology committee

William Reisacher, Cecelia Damask, Karen Calhoun, Maria Veling

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In the past several years, food allergies have taken center stage in the media and have become a topic of great concern for our patients and their families. Whether or not this is due to a rise in the prevalence of food allergies or just a heightened awareness, it is our responsibility as clinicians and scientists to critically analyze the current evidence available concerning the epidemiology, manifestations, diagnosis, and management of this disease. In 2010, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) published guidelines concerning the diagnosis and management of food allergies. Since 2009, the Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery has sponsored a miniseminar titled, "Food Allergy: State of the Science." This commentary focuses on the highlights from the 2010 meeting and provides some thoughts on what this latest publication means to otolaryngologists.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)713-716
Number of pages4
JournalOtolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 2011


  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Asthma
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Food allergies
  • IgE
  • NIAID guidelines
  • Oral tolerance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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