Food allergy - top articles for November/December 2012

Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles about food allergy for November/December 2012:

Recommendations regarding influenza vaccination for persons who report allergy to eggs http://goo.gl/LnME4

Study proposes COLAP as a new diagnostic tool for GI food allergy. COLAP stands for colonoscopic allergen provocation http://goo.gl/WB8BJ

First Voice-Guided Epinephrine Injector - the size of a credit card and the thickness of a cell telephone http://goo.gl/HhDzL

Consumption of peanuts and tree nuts during pregnancy might decrease the risk of allergic disease in children http://goo.gl/PiQ1N

Restriction of food products in the classroom to prevent food allergic reactions not a good idea - AAAAI Ask the Expert http://goo.gl/Jvsdw

Siblings and dog exposure in the first year of life decrease the risk of egg allergy http://buff.ly/PZJXhV

FPIES challenges are problematic: emesis and dehydration require fluid resuscitation in 50% of reactive challenges http://buff.ly/P4zn6d

Anaphylaxis after contact with a vomited food allergen http://buff.ly/Pufdmt -- First report of anaphylaxis to food ingested by another person.

Wheat-Dependent Exercise-Induced Anaphylaxis Sensitized with Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein in Soap http://buff.ly/RMOra0

Anaphylaxis in an emergency setting: foods are frequent elicitors of severe allergic reactions in general population. Anaphylaxis in the ED: a strong underuse of adrenaline by emergency physicians, not reflecting treatment protocols http://buff.ly/Qt2H9S

Steaming, spicing, or tea boiling weaken the allergenicity of egg proteins http://buff.ly/QIEWup

"Allergy Action Plan: Bring The Paperwork To Life" (video) http://buff.ly/QN8tTW

Peanut allergy: Patients with a positive SPT greater than the 95% PPV do not need an Arah2 testing undertaken http://bit.ly/SwbwBQ

More evidence flu shot is safe for the egg-allergic. Egg-allergic kids should get the flu shot from a doctor who can recognize and, if needed, treat a severe reaction http://buff.ly/Qk0nPU

Cow's milk is the most expensive allergic disease due to the cost of infant formulae (study) http://buff.ly/Qk1cYM

Unusual form of IgE-mediated anaphylaxis triggered by low-molecular-weight oligosaccharides in cow's milk formula http://buff.ly/SFK54T

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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