31. Food Allergy and Eczema

  1. Alan D. Irvine MD, FRCPI, FRCP3,4,
  2. Peter H. Hoeger MD5,6 and
  3. Albert C. Yan MD, FAAP, FAAD7,8
  1. Helen E. Cox MBChB, FRCP, FRCPCH, MD(Ldn)1 and
  2. Jonathan Hourihane MB, DM, MRCPI, FRCPCH2

Published Online: 24 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444345384.ch31

Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition

Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition

How to Cite

Cox, H. E. and Hourihane, J. (2011) Food Allergy and Eczema, in Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition (eds A. D. Irvine, P. H. Hoeger and A. C. Yan), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444345384.ch31

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

  2. 4

    Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

  3. 5

    University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

  4. 6

    Catholic Children's Hospital Wilhelmstift, Hamburg, Germany

  5. 7

    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  6. 8

    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Imperial College and St Mary's Hospital, London, UK

  2. 2

    Departments of Paediatrics and Child Health, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 3 JUN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405176958

Online ISBN: 9781444345384

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Keywords:

  • food allergy and eczema;
  • eczema, cutaneous manifestation of systemic disorder - asthma, allergic rhinitis;
  • food-allergic sensitization - the allergic march;
  • allergic sensitization to food allergens - not universal, infants with eczema;
  • epithelial skin barrier - route for allergic sensitization;
  • food and inhalant allergens - acute phase of eczematous, binding to FcεRI + Langerhans cells;
  • food allergy phenotypes - in patients with eczema;
  • symptoms of cow's milk protein allergy;
  • oral food challenge testing (OFC) - gold standard for food allergy diagnosis;
  • elimination diets - in patients with eczema

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Food - allergic sensitization and the allergic march

  • The epithelial skin barrier as a route for allergic sensitization

  • Food - allergic disease in patients with eczema

  • Phenotypes of food allergy in patients with eczema

  • The diagnosis of food allergy in patients with eczema

  • Elimination diets in patients with eczema

  • Practical approach to specific dietary allergen exclusion in eczema

  • Conclusion

  • References