Allergy and the Pediatric Otolaryngologist

Victoria S. Lee, Sandra Y. Lin

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Abstract

Food allergy and allergic rhinitis are childhood diseases with special relevance to the pediatric otolaryngologist. Much of the diagnosis of food allergy can be made on history alone; strict avoidance is the mainstay treatment. Skin prick testing and serum-specific IgE testing play a stronger role in allergic rhinitis diagnosis. If pharmacotherapy fails, allergen immunotherapy is an option. Currently, there is intense investigation on diagnostic tests, novel treatments, and prevention strategies that could dramatically affect the way these diseases are identified and managed. This article summarizes the epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of food allergy and allergic rhinitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)863-873
Number of pages11
JournalOtolaryngologic Clinics of North America
Volume52
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2019

Keywords

  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Avoidance
  • Food allergy
  • Oral food challenge
  • Skin prick testing
  • Specific IgE
  • Subcutaneous immunotherapy
  • Sublingual immunotherapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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