Chapter 1. Food Allergies: Clinical and Psychosocial Perspectives

  1. E.N. Clare Mills1 and
  2. Peter R. Shewry2
  1. Montserrat Fernández-Rivas and
  2. Susan Miles

Published Online: 16 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470995174.ch1

Plant Food Allergens

Plant Food Allergens

How to Cite

Fernández-Rivas, M. and Miles, S. (2003) Food Allergies: Clinical and Psychosocial Perspectives, in Plant Food Allergens (eds E.N. C. Mills and P. R. Shewry), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470995174.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Institute of Food Research Norwich, UK

  2. 2

    Rothamsted Research Harpenden, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 10 DEC 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632059829

Online ISBN: 9780470995174



  • food allergy;
  • adverse reactions to food;
  • food intolerance;
  • ige- and non-ige-mediated reactions;
  • prevalence of food allergy


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Definitions and classification

  • Epidemiology

  • Clinical manifestations

  • Diagnosis

  • Treatment

  • The impact of food allergies on quality of life