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Pediatric Food Allergy

A Clinical Guide

  • Ruchi S. Gupta

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction to Pediatric Food Allergy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jialing Jiang, Christopher M. Warren, Ruchi S. Gupta
      Pages 3-16
    3. Alicia T. Widge, Hemant P. Sharma
      Pages 17-29
    4. Efren Rael, Vanitha Sampath, Kari Christine Nadeau
      Pages 31-44
    5. Ashley A. Dyer, Madeleine K. Kanaley, Lisa Lombard, Christopher M. Warren, Ruchi S. Gupta
      Pages 45-59
  3. Comorbid Conditions in Food Allergy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Susan Fox, Mary C. Tobin
      Pages 63-75
    3. Amy A. Eapen, Amal Assa’ad
      Pages 77-87
    4. Peter Capucilli, Terri Brown-Whitehorn
      Pages 89-99
    5. Carla Perez, Anthony Olive, Carla M. Davis
      Pages 101-113
  4. Development of Food Allergies and Current Prevention Recommendations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Victoria X. Soriano, Anne-Louise Ponsonby, Katrina J. Allen
      Pages 135-146
    3. Alyson L. Yee, Mary M. Buschmann, Christina E. Ciaccio, Jack A. Gilbert
      Pages 147-160
    4. Scott P. Commins
      Pages 161-173
    5. Waheeda Samady, Lauren M. Kao, Jialing Jiang, Emily M. Campbell, Ruchi S. Gupta, Lucy A. Bilaver
      Pages 175-189
  5. Food Allergy Management and Prognosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Melanie M. Makhija
      Pages 193-201

About this book


Comprehensive and practical, this book thoroughly addresses the full range of concerns related to food allergies in the pediatric patient. As food allergies in the pediatric population increase in number and severity, Pediatric Food Allergy: A Clinical Guide provides information on new guidelines and potential treatment options, as well as working to improve awareness, diagnosis, management and prevention practices.
Written by experts in their respective fields, chapters are divided into five sections. Opening with an introduction and overview of particular concerns and issues specific to food allergy in the pediatric population, sections two and three address diagnosis and management of comorbid conditions in food allergy, along with development of food allergies and current prevention recommendations. Sections four and five cover food allergy management, prognosis, and therapeutic options with a look to future developments, while all sections include a discussion of epidemiology, differential diagnoses of other potential food-related diseases.
In Pediatric Food Allergy: A Clinical Guide, pediatricians and allergists alike will find an invaluable resource as they work with this vulnerable patient population.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ruchi S. Gupta
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Food Allergy and Asthma ResearchNorthwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineChicagoUSA

About the editors

Ruchi S. Gupta, MD, MPH           
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago  
Center for Food Allergy & Asthma Research CFAAR
Science & Outcomes of Allergy & Asthma Research (SOAAR) Program
Chicago, IL

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Pediatric Food Allergy
  • Book Subtitle A Clinical Guide
  • Editors Ruchi S. Gupta
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-33291-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-33294-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-33292-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 281
  • Number of Illustrations 4 b/w illustrations, 22 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Pediatrics
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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“The book specifically targets pediatricians and allergists. However, allergy fellows, residents, medical students, and nurses who rotate in allergy clinics will also benefit from this valuable resource. … This book is a brief yet valuable resource for pediatricians, allergists, and fellows-in-training. The information helps to keep up with this progressive area of pediatric allergy.” (Massoud Mahmoudi, Doody’s Book Reviews, July 24, 2020)