Food allergy - top articles for August 2012

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

Food Allergy in Preschool Children: high frequency of reactions caused by accidental and nonaccidental exposures. Undertreatment of severe reactions with epinephrine was a substantial problem. Areas for improved education include the need for constant vigilance, accurate label reading, avoidance of nonaccidental exposure, prevention of cross-contamination, appropriate epinephrine administration, and education of all caretakers. http://buff.ly/LxscEh

The most common foods involved in allergic reactions are milk (42% of reactions), eggs (21%), and peanuts (8%). "Food allergies are unpredictable. You can't predict what a reaction will be based on past reactions." While many children outgrow milk & egg food allergies, food challenges should never be done outside of medical settings. http://buff.ly/Lc90cK

Coffee Anyone? Are You at Risk of Allergy? (editorial review) http://goo.gl/2Jf2H

Dust of green coffee beans can cause occupational allergy - chitinase of C. arabica identified as the first known coffee allergen Cof a 1. Note: this is inhalational, not food allergy http://buff.ly/QfcYnJ

Red Meat Allergies Triggered by Tick Bite – Allergist Dr Bassett on Fox News http://goo.gl/dTd3K

Clinical Allergy and Immunology - 2011 free full text review in Ulster Med J. http://goo.gl/1GE0o

A self-regulation intervention can improve quality of life for families with food allergy - JACI http://goo.gl/KFnsj

Eating peanut/tree nuts during pregnancy may decrease asthma and rhinitis in children - Danish Birth Cohort study http://goo.gl/jfaZM

Why the tests using recombinant, or artificially produced proteins can fail to diagnose peanut allergy http://bit.ly/POpE7l

Mothers who are breast-feeding should avoid eating foods to which an infant is allergic - AAAAI Ask the Expert http://goo.gl/FcN2p

Two chemotactic cytokines could act as markers of the effectiveness of a desensitization protocol in milk allergy http://buff.ly/LKBER7

Dating Anxiety in Adolescents and Young Adults With Food Allergies (study) http://goo.gl/lDPnX

Food Allergy Education in a Pediatric Ambulatory Care Setting for the Newly Diagnosed Patient http://goo.gl/H7cBW and http://goo.gl/ij2OI

Sanofi Announces FDA Approval for Auvi-Q, First Voice-guided Epinephrine Auto-injector http://goo.gl/4GfPr



The articles were selected from my Twitter stream @Allergy and Google Reader RSS subscriptions. Some of the top allergy accounts on Twitter contributed links. I appreciate the curation provided by @JuanCIvancevich @AllergyNet @IgECPD4 @DrAnneEllis @AACMaven @AllergieVoeding @allergistmommy @mrathkopf @wheezemd.

Please feel free to send suggestions for articles to allergycases@gmail.com and you will receive acknowledgement in the next edition of this publication.

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