Top articles about food allergy in May 2012

Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles about food allergy in May 2012:

Oral food challenge may be assessed as falsely negative if a cumulative dose on another day is also not administered. A recent study suggested the inclusion of a second day with a cumulative dose to ensure a correct outcome of oral food challenges, avoiding false-negative results.

Eating out can be a nerve-racking experience if you have a food allergy, especially when restaurant staff think they know best

Using fruit to improving anaphylaxis care - use your expired injectable epinephrine on an orange, an allergists suggest

Oral food challenges: Adults had more severe symptoms than children, and peanut caused the most severe reactions

Strong association between higher Peanut-IgE levels and reaction severity in peanut allergy

Ovomucoids IgE is a better marker than egg white-specific IgE to diagnose boiled egg allergy

School teachers are poorly informed about anaphylaxis - there is urgent need to teach the teachers (study from Turkey)

The Medical Minute: Food Allergies - Best Approach to Testing and Diagnosis

"The You and Your Food Allergy scale" is the first quality of life scale for UK teenagers

The articles were selected from my Twitter and Google Reader streams.

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