Fast Five Quiz: Food Allergies

Michael A. Kaliner, MD


September 08, 2020

Food allergies can lead to acute symptoms soon after eating or to chronic disorders (eg, atopic dermatitis, eosinophilic esophagitis). A small number of foods account for most reactions. Severe anaphylactic reactions, including death, can occur after ingestion of food. Death results from severe laryngeal edema, irreversible bronchospasm, refractory hypotension, or a combination of these factors.

How much do you know about food allergies and best practices to help patients with these common conditions? Test and refresh your knowledge with this quick quiz.


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