Chapter 4. Triggers of Food Hypersensitivity

  1. Isabel Skypala BSc Nutrition and Dietetics, PG Dip Allergy, RD Specialist Allergy Dietitian Director of Rehabilitation and Therapies Honorary Senior Lecturer1,2 and
  2. Carina Venter BSc Dietetics, PG Dip Allergy, PhD, RD Senior Allergy Dietitian Senior Research Fellow3
  1. Isabel Skypala BSc Nutrition and Dietetics, PG Dip Allergy, RD Specialist Allergy Dietitian Director of Rehabilitation and Therapies Honorary Senior Lecturer1,2

Published Online: 19 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444312119.ch4

Food Hypersensitivity: Diagnosing and Managing Food Allergies and Intolerance

Food Hypersensitivity: Diagnosing and Managing Food Allergies and Intolerance

How to Cite

Skypala, I. (2009) Triggers of Food Hypersensitivity, in Food Hypersensitivity: Diagnosing and Managing Food Allergies and Intolerance (eds I. Skypala and C. Venter), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444312119.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust, UK

  2. 2

    Imperial College London, UK

  3. 3

    David Hide Asthma and Allergy Research Centre, Isle of Wight, University of Portsmouth, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust, UK

  2. 2

    Imperial College London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 13 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405170369

Online ISBN: 9781444312119

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Keywords:

  • triggers of food hypersensitivity;
  • food allergens key trigger for reactions;
  • inhalation of sulphur dioxide - causing bronchospasm;
  • non-specific lipid transfer proteins (nsLTPs);
  • homologous epitopes, common in food allergy;
  • peanut allergens, responding to heat;
  • PR2, PR3, PR5 and PR10, involving IgE-mediated food allergy reactions

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Allergens and the immune system

  • Food allergen classes and nomenclature

  • How does a food allergen induce allergy?

  • Classification of food allergens

  • Advances in food allergen technology

  • Peanut allergens

  • Food labelling