Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology

, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 39–42

Food allergy


  • John Fahrenholz
    • Division of Allergy, Asthma, and ImmunologyScripps Clinic
  • Ronald Simon
    • Division of Allergy, Asthma, and ImmunologyScripps Clinic

DOI: 10.1007/s11938-002-0005-2

Cite this article as:
Fahrenholz, J. & Simon, R. Curr Treat Options Gastro (2002) 5: 39. doi:10.1007/s11938-002-0005-2

Opinion statement

Although many emerging therapies demonstrate theoretical and practical promise, strict elimination of the allergenic food remains the only proven therapy for food hypersensitivity. Given such therapeutic limitations, accurate diagnosis and thorough patient education are critical for proper management. This is particularly important for individuals with anaphylactic potential, as food allergy is currently the single leading cause of anaphylaxis treated in hospital emergency departments [1,2].

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