Pathophysiology and Mechanisms of Food Allergy


Patrícia Olaya Paschoal
University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil

Gerlinde Teixeira
Federal Fluminense University (UFF), Brazil

Cristina Miuki Abe Jacob
University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil

Series: Food Science and Technology
BISAC: MED060000

Food allergies have increased over the past decade and are an important problem in daily clinical practice. Adverse reactions to food may result in a large number of clinical signs involving skin, circulatory system and the gastrointestinal tract, and can lead to fatal final consequences like hypotension associated to anaphylaxis. The diagnosis relies on a detailed history, skin tests, serologic tests, and food challenges. The basis of food allergy treatment is the elimination diet. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Regulation of the immune response by mucosal presentation of antigen

Food proteins


Pathophysiology and mechanisms

Epidemiology and clinical aspects

Oral allergy syndrome




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