• Special Issue Topic

    The Different Faces of Food Allergy

    Submission Deadline: May 31, 2024

    Guest Editor

    Prof. Ingrid Terreehorst E-Mail

    Associate Professor, Amsterdam UMC, University of Amsterdam, Department of ENT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Research Keywords: Inhalant allergy, eosinophilic esophagitis, perioperative anaphylaxis, immunotherapy, drug allergy, food allergy

    About the Special Issue

    Allergic asthma and rhinitis are together with atopic eczema the most prominent atopic diseases which can have a severe impact on quality of life. The role of food as a therapeutic measure is gaining importance. Several studies show that certain diet factors can decrease the degree of allergy and inflammation, both in animals and humans. Furthermore, the maternal diet can possibly influence allergy and asthma in the offspring. Lastly, reducing the body mass index alone is enough to diminish asthma symptoms. In the clinic however, this subject does not always get attention.

    Another problem is that although many patients with the aforementioned atopic diseases would like to optimize their diet in order to diminish allergic symptoms and inflammation, they are unable to to so since they also suffer from food allergy. This can be IgE mediated but eosinophilic esophagitis and other eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders can also influence the possibilities of maintaining an optimal diet. Furthermore, it can have a major impact on mental well-being and social life.

    In this special issue we address the influence of diet on asthma and allergic inflammation and the approach of the patient with asthma and IgE mediated food allergies, eosinophilic esophagitis or both.

    Keywords: Asthma, IgE mediated food allergy, eosinophilic esophagitis, quality of life, inflammation, diet

    Call for Papers

    Published Articles

    Open Access
    Exploring the therapeutic potential of algae derived food and diet factors in allergy and inflammation
    Seaweed, a rich source of bioactive compounds, has gained increasing attention for its potential therapeutic applications in allergy and inflammation. This review examines the current scientific lit [...] Read more.
    Leonel Pereira, Ana Valado
    Published: April 23, 2024 Explor Asthma Allergy. 2024;2:127–147
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/eaa.2024.00035
    Times Cited: 0
    Open Access
    Case Report
    Skin prick test as an approach to guide food introduction while ensuring Crohn’s disease remission in a child
    Nutritional therapy through exclusive enteral nutrition (EEN) is successful with Crohn’s disease (CD), but most patients relapse when returning to a normal diet. Personalized and sustainable diets [...] Read more.
    Ana Muñoz-Urribarri
    Published: April 15, 2024 Explor Asthma Allergy. 2024;2:111–117
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/eaa.2024.00033
    Times Cited: 0
    Open Access
    Mini Review
    Food allergy as one of the faces of primary immunodeficiency
    Food allergy is characterized by an abnormal immune reaction that occurs reproducibly upon exposure to a specific food. This immune response can lead to a variety of symptoms, the prevalence of food [...] Read more.
    Polina Kostova ... Guergana Petrova
    Published: February 29, 2024 Explor Asthma Allergy. 2024;2:65–75
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/eaa.2024.00029
    Times Cited: 0
    Open Access
    Case Report
    Clinical responses and relapses in omalizumab-assisted desensitization to food in children: long-term evolution in real life
    Desensitization (DSZ) or oral tolerance induction is increasingly used in children who do not outgrow their food allergies. Off-label omalizumab (OMZ) is used as adjuvant therapy for those with seve [...] Read more.
    Angel Mazon ... Antonio Nieto
    Published: January 30, 2024 Explor Asthma Allergy. 2024;2:2–8
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/eaa.2024.00025
    Times Cited: 0
    Open Access
    Original Article
    Omega-5-gliadin-specific immunoglobulin E-positive, but wheat-specific immunoglobulin E-negative wheat allergy dependent on augmentation factors—a frequent presentation
    Aim: Most patients with wheat allergy dependent on augmentation factors (WALDA) show specific immunoglobulin E (sIgE) to ω5-gliadin. However, some WALDA patients may show negative results when t [...] Read more.
    Valentina Faihs ... Knut Brockow
    Published: December 28, 2023 Explor Asthma Allergy. 2023;1:230–238
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/eaa.2023.00023