Prevalence of food allergy in allergic patients of Jabalpur
Author(s):
Dr. Mitali Das, Karuna Verma
Keywords:
food allergy, skin prick test, peanut allergy.
Abstract
Food allergy is an adverse response to a particular food antigen, normally harmless to the healthy people, which is mediated by immunological mechanisms and arises in a person susceptible to that specific allergen. A skin prick test used to check the immediate allergic reactions to different allergens at once. The Information from allergy tests may facilitate doctors to develop an allergy treatment plan that includes allergen avoidance or immunotherapy. During allergy skin tests, patient skin is exposed to suspected allergens and is then observed for signs of an allergic reaction. In the present investigation 15 food allergens were tested on allergic patients, where Peanuts showed maximum allergenicity with +3 to +4 reactions. Some other allergens such as Lemon, Kabuli Chana, Cashew nut and Mustard showed maximum allergenicity with +2 to+4 reactions
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Unique Paper ID: 160175

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 9, Issue 12

Page(s): 1313 - 1316
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