Food-associated gastrointestinal disease.

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Journal Article (Review)

The ingestion of food is frequently associated with specific adverse gastrointestinal symptoms, including emesis, diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and gastrointestinal bleeding. This brief review discusses a variety of food-induced gastrointestinal diseases and will highlight the recent information pertaining to the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnostic approach, and treatment of these disorders. Reactions resulting from immediate hypersensitivity and cell-mediated processes will be reviewed in detail, as well as other proposed pathophysiologic mechanisms. The clinical presentation and diagnostic approach to several food-induced gastrointestinal diseases will be individually examined. In addition, the treatment, especially the proper use of nutritionally balanced restriction diets and hypoallergenic formulas, will be discussed.

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Cited Authors

  • James, JM; Burks, AW

Published Date

  • October 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 471 - 475

PubMed ID

  • 8946127

Pubmed Central ID

  • 8946127

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1531-698X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1040-8703

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00008480-199610000-00009

Language

  • eng