Presents classic and recent findings on immunological dysfunctions caused by food allergies-coordinating the most advanced clinical techniques and assessment methods with practical insights for treatment and patient care.
Basic science mechanisms: mast cells and basophils - basic biology and roles in gastrointestinal diseases; humeral and cellular immunity; antigen absorption and the gut barrier; food allergens. Etiologic factors: cow's milk allergy; adverse reactions to food additives; cross-reactive and hidden allergies; allergylike intoxications from foods. clinical manifestations: food allergy perception and reality; delayed and non-IgE-mediated reactions; cutaneous manifestations of hypersensitivity and adverse reactions to food; anaphylaxis; gastrointestinal manifestations of food allergy; neurological manifestations of adverse food reactions; exercise-induced anaphylaxis; unusual presentations; psychological manifestations. Diagnosis, prevention, and treatment: psychological manifestations in idiopathic environmental intolerance (foods); challenge procedures for the diagnosis of adverse food reactions; laboratory diagnosis of food allergy; unproven methods of diagnosis and treatment of food allergy. Management of food allergies: the management and prevention of food allergies; food allergies and their implications in diets and nutrition; milk-free, egg-free, corn-free, wheat-free diets; hypoallergenic formulas; available patient resources.
". . .The presentation of neurologic, autoimmune and psychological topics provide information for an integrated team approach in evaluating the food-allergic patient. "
---Food Trade Review
". . .This compendium very successfully lays out the many facets of the problem with cogency. It represents a substantial achievement and will repeatedly reward its multi-tiered readership well.. . .it will become a much-thumbed reference book. (New England Journal of Medicine) . . .Having thorough up-to-date reviews of the many facets of [adverse reactions to foods] in a single textbook will be valuable. This compendium very successfully lays out the many facets of the problem with cogency. It represents a substantial achievement and will repeatedly reward its multi-tiered readership well.. . .it will become a much-thumbed reference book."
---New England Journal of Medicine
"...an excellent, comprehensive source of information."
---The Annals of Pharmacotherapy