ITEMS IN AFP WITH KEYWORD:

Allergy

Aug 01, 1999 Issue
Food Intolerance [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.


Jan 15, 1999 Issue
Manifestations of Food Allergy: Evaluation and Management [Article]

The term "food allergy" refers to adverse immunologic reactions to food. Food allergy is usually mediated by IgE antibody directed to specific food proteins, but other immunologic mechanisms can also play a role. The primary target organs for food allergic reactions are the skin, the gastrointestina...


Sep 1, 1998 Issue
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Syndrome [Article]

Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) is a syndrome in which multiple symptoms reportedly occur with low-level chemical exposure. Several theories have been advanced to explain the cause of MCS, including allergy, toxic effects and neurobiologic sensitization. There is insufficient scientific evidence...


Apr 15, 1998 Issue
Use of Immunotherapy in a Primary Care Office [Article]

Immunotherapy has been used for over 80 years. It is a safe and effective therapeutic intervention for allergic rhinitis, but its use in the treatment of asthma is more controversial. Patients with unstable asthma are at increased risk of adverse effects from immunotherapy; therefore, if immunothera...


Jan 1, 1998 Issue
Latex Allergy [Article]

Natural latex from the rubber tree Hevea brasiliensis is an allergen in persons with significant cumulative latex exposure, such as those in the health care and rubber industries, as well as those undergoing repeated surgeries, especially if they undergo surgeries early in life. Symptoms of latex al...


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