Food Allergy: Mechanisms and Clinical Manifestations

  • Stephan C. Bischoff
Part of the Allergy Frontiers book series (ALLERGY, volume 3)


The management of non-specific abdominal symptoms can sometimes prove to be a complex conundrum. Among the multitude of differential diagnoses is carbohydrate malabsorption, the prevalence of which is often under-estimated. Lactose and fructose are important dietary carbohydrates that are included in human diet all over the world. Furthermore, there is a large body of evidence to show that malabsorption of these sugars is both prevalent and clinically relevant.


Mast Cell Irritable Bowel Syndrome Atopic Dermatitis Celiac Disease Food Allergy 


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  • Stephan C. Bischoff
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  1. 1.Professor of Medicine, Department of Nutritional Medicine and ImmunologyUniversity of HohenheimStuttgartGermany

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