The Lung

Authors

  • Jean Bousquet

    1. Clinique des Maladies Respiratoires, and CJF INSERM 92/10, Hôpital Arnaud de Villeneuve, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Avenue du doyen G Giraud, 34295 Montpellier-Cedex 5, France
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Abstract

•A positive food challenge doesn't imply that there is an IgE mediated allergy but implies the patient is intolerant to certain foods.

•If specific IgE and/or prick test to a specific food-stuff is positive, an IgE-mediated mechanism is likely to be involved but a proportion of patients with IgE to foods do not present any symptom when ingesting the food.

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