Pseudo-Allergic Reactions to Food

  • D. A. Moneret-Vautrin
  • Y. Maria
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The concept of pseudo-allergic reactions to food, or false food allergies (FFA) has now gained wide acceptance [1–3]. Disregarding food toxicity and intolerance related to enzyme deficiencies, FFA were first defined as clinical reactions to food which mimic allergic reactions but lack immunological mechanisms. More recently it has become possible to diagnose food allergy by two series of tests: (a) skin and laboratory tests that show evidence of specific IgE and (b) single- or double-blind provocation tests that confirm the involvement of these antibodies in the pathology under investigation [4–6].


Mast Cell Irritable Bowel Syndrome Atopic Dermatitis Food Allergy Chronic Urticaria 
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