Anticipate potential candidates for food allergen cross-reactivity, such as the following:
Eggs and chicken (< 5% of patients have both allergies)
Cow milk and beef (10% of patients with milk allergy react to beef)
Cow milk and goat milk (> 90% allergic to cow milk also react to goat/sheep milk)
Fish (> 50% allergic to any finned fish are reactive to all types)
Peanuts and other legumes (< 10% with a peanut allergy react to other legumes)
Soy and other legumes (< 5% with a soy allergy react to other legumes)
Wheat and other grains (25% with a wheat allergy react to rye and barley)
Tree nuts and other nuts (> 50% with an allergy to a tree nut react to others)
For more on the treatment of food allergies, read here.
Medscape © 2017 WebMD, LLC
Any views expressed above are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect the views of WebMD or Medscape.
Cite this: Scott H. Sicherer, William James, Germaine L. Defendi. Fast Five Quiz: Can You Answer These Challenging Pediatrics Questions? - Medscape - Mar 13, 2017.