Shellfish allergy diagnosis: gaps and needs

Lopata, Andreas L., and Kamath, Sandip (2012) Shellfish allergy diagnosis: gaps and needs. Current Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 25 (2). pp. 60-66.

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Abstract

Seafood plays an increasing role in human nutrition worldwide, sustained by international trade of a variety of new seafood products. Increased production and consumption has resulted in more frequent reports of adverse reactions. The most recent prevalence data from Asia highlight seafood as a significant sensitiser in up to 40% of children and 33% of adults. Thousands of different shellfish species are consumed worldwide; however only a few species are utilised in in vitro and in vivo assays to confirm clinical sensitivity. Adding to the diagnostic challenges, over 10 additional seafood allergens have been characterised on a molecular level in the last 10 years alone. Therefore a convincing history and good diagnostic workup is fundamental for the management of adverse and allergic reactions to seafood. This review discusses recent literature in this field.

Item ID: 26614
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: food allergy; seafood allergy
ISSN: 1609-3607
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2013 05:47
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1107 Immunology > 110701 Allergy @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920108 Immune System and Allergy @ 100%
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