Food allergy - top articles for October 2013

Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles about food allergy for October 2013:

Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies In Schools - by CDC

Asthmatic Response to Oral Milk Challenge in Adults: No difference between Open and Double-Blind Challenges

Early introduction of foods may protect against atopic sensitization in childhood, particularly among high-risk kids

Further evidence that tick bites are associated with IgE responses to α-Gal and red meat allergy.

Epinephrine auto-injector "pandemic"

Patient perceptions of epinephrine auto-injectors: exploring barriers to use

Effect of instruction: not sufficiently skilled to use EpiPen after only one instruction session with a specialist

Vitamin D sufficiency may be an important protective factor for food allergy in the first year of life -- For every 1-unit increase in vitamin D levels, the chances that someone had food allergy decreased by 6%

Not all shellfish "allergy" is allergy

How easy to use is Auvi-Q epinephrine autoinjector? 95% of children were successful on first attempt (mean age 11)

Skin test with “Tahini” sauce to evaluate food allergy to sesame

Goji berry: A potential new player in latex-food syndrome

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

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

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