Food Allergy

  • Reiko KishikawaEmail author
  • Akiko Sugiyama


Infantile FA is most common which is onset preceded atopic dermatitis (AD) in “allergic march” with comorbidity in various allergic disease. The frequency of food allergy (FA) was most infantile under 1-year-old of all and has decreased in growing up by natural history. Recently the dysfunction of skin barrier, such a filaggrin protein, has been sometimes reported as etiology of “allergic march.” It is said adult patients with FA have also some relations to AD.

Peculiar forms of FA, pollen-food syndrome (PFS)/oral allergic syndrome (OAS), latex fruit syndrome (LFS), and food-dependent exercise-induced anaphylaxis (FDEIA) occurred to adolescent and adult people and sometimes related to occupational food allergy involving AD symptoms.

The diagnosis and treatment of FA help in the understanding of medical workers and should be attentive to allergic patients with not only infant FA but also adult patients with latent FA.

If it happened the natural disaster, it should be necessary to supply FA patients with the specific food and AD patients with the shower facilities as soon as possible.


Atopic dermatitis and food allergy Atopic (allergic) march Adult food allergy and atopic dermatitis Guidelines for food allergy Disaster and food allergy/atopic dermatitis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AllergologyNational Hospital Organization Fukuoka HospitalFukuokaJapan
  2. 2.Department of DermatologyNational Hospital Organization Fukuoka HospitalFukuokaJapan

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