Food allergy - top articles for December 2012

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

Perplexing cases of allergy to salami - allergy to ingested mold?

Milk allergy resolution calculator from CoFAR - Mobile version:

Study argues against vitamin D supplement to protect against food allergy

Component-resolved diagnostic cannot replace oral challenge for peanut allergy

Atopy patch tests may predict oral tolerance in children with GI symptoms related to non-IgE-mediated milk allergy

Egg: A frequent trigger of food protein–induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES) - rice may be the most common cause

Food allergy and having an adrenaline autoinjector are linked to lower perceived quality of life (study)

Oral steroids do not normally affect allergy prick or intradermal tests.

No contraindication to performing percutaneous tests to seafood in a patient taking an ACE inhibitor

The new-generation, sublingual epinephrine tablets have similar bioavailability to epinephrine injected IM in thigh

Cork-Southampton Food Challenge Outcome Calculator includes 6 factors: SPT, sIgE, IgE minus sIgE, symptoms, sex, age

Anaphylaxis caused by hidden soybean allergens in pillows

Peach allergy: A dominant role for birch (Europe) or mugwort pollen lipid transfer protein (China) as a sensitizer

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 and you will receive acknowledgement in the next edition of this publication.

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