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What is Food Allergy -- shellfish?

What is Food Allergy -- shellfish?

  • Food Allergy -- shellfish: A shellfish allergy is an adverse reaction by the body's immune system to shellfish or food containing shellfish. The body's immune system produces immunoglobulin E (IgE - an antibody) and histamine in response to contact with the allergen. The specific symptoms that can result can vary considerably amongst patients from a severe anaphylactic reaction to asthma, abdominal symptoms, eczema or headaches.

Food Allergy -- shellfish: Introduction

Types of Food Allergy -- shellfish:

Broader types of Food Allergy -- shellfish:

How serious is Food Allergy -- shellfish?

Complications of Food Allergy -- shellfish: see complications of Food Allergy -- shellfish

What causes Food Allergy -- shellfish?

Causes of Food Allergy -- shellfish: see causes of Food Allergy -- shellfish

What are the symptoms of Food Allergy -- shellfish?

Symptoms of Food Allergy -- shellfish: see symptoms of Food Allergy -- shellfish

Complications of Food Allergy -- shellfish: see complications of Food Allergy -- shellfish

Onset of Food Allergy -- shellfish: symptoms may occur immediately on contact with the food or after hours or even longer

Food Allergy -- shellfish: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Food Allergy -- shellfish.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Food Allergy -- shellfish.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Food Allergy -- shellfish: Allergist/Immunologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Food Allergy -- shellfish.
Treatments for Food Allergy -- shellfish: see treatments for Food Allergy -- shellfish

Name and Aliases of Food Allergy -- shellfish

Main name of condition: Food Allergy -- shellfish

Other names or spellings for Food Allergy -- shellfish:

Shellfish allergy


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