Food Allergy

Food Allergy

2nd Edition - January 1, 1983

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  • Author: Frederic Speer
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483193618

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Food Allergy aims to address the gap in research and literature on food allergy. Another objective of this book is to identity food allergens and provides patients with allergy a diet that is allergen-free, acceptable, and nourishing. This second edition of the book is organized into nine chapters. Several chapters from the first edition were extensive revised. These include Chapter 2 which deals with the tendency to consider all adverse reactions to foods as allergic reactions; Chapter 4 which present additions to the classification of food allergens listed in the first edition; Chapter 5 which focuses on the management of food allergy; and Chapter 9 which examines food allergy in infants. This book will be interest to medical professionals and others interested in understanding food allergy.

Table of Contents

  • Preface to First Edition

    Preface to Second Edition


    Chapter 1 Introduction

    History of Food Allergy

    Mechanism of Food Allergy

    Heredity of Food Allergy

    Incidence of Allergy

    Chapter 2 Non Allergic Reactions to Foods

    Toxins Naturally Occurring in Foods

    Bacterial Food Poisoning

    Chapter 3 Manifestations of Food Allergy

    The Respiratory Tract

    Gastrointestinal Tract

    The Skin

    Systemic Reactions

    Genitourinary Tract

    Musculoskeletal System

    Nervous System

    Miscellaneous Allergic Manifestations

    Chapter 4 The Biological Classification of Foods

    Plant Foods

    Food Families

    Classification of Animal Foods

    Chapter 5 A Discussion of Individual Foods

    Chapter 6 Detection of Food Allergens

    The Essentials of Food Detection

    Elimination Diet

    Reactions to Drugs

    Chapter 7 Treatment of Food Allergy


    Food Avoidance in the Various Allergic


    The Use of Drugs

    Chapter 8 Allergic Cookery

    Chapter 9 Food Allergy in Infancy




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  • No. of pages: 238
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1983
  • Published: January 1, 1983
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483193618

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Frederic Speer

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