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Gastrointestinal Food Allergy and  Intolerance

CITATION:  Amal H Assa'ad (2006). Gastrointestinal Food Allergy and  Intolerance. Pediatric Annals, 35(10), 718-726.

ABSTRACT:  Of those who react immediately, the majority have demonstrable immunoglobulin E (IgE) to the food fixed to the skin mast cell, giving a positive skin prick test, or circulating in the blood stream, giving a positive radioallergosorbent test (RAST). A systematic evaluation using an accurate and detailed history, tests to identify the offending food(s), and procedures that may identify underlying pathologic disorders of the GI tract would lead to an accurate diagnosis and better targeted therapeutic interventions.


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