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Food Allergy (cont.)

Synonyms and Keywords

allergen, allergic reaction, anaphylactic shock, anaphylaxis, antibodies, antibody, Chinese restaurant syndrome, food hypersensitivity, food intolerance, trigger food, cross-reaction, immunoglobulin E, IgE, monosodium glutamate, MSG, hives, antihistamine, epinephrine kit, allergy to food, food allergies, food allergy

Authors and Editors

Author: Jatinder Singh, MD
Coauthor: Mark Clark, MD
Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, Chief Medical Editor

Medically reviewed by Michael Manning, MD; American Board of Allergy & Immunology


Sicherer, Scott H., et al. Food Allergies." Medscape. 7 Mar. 2012.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/3/2014
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