New guidelines for food allergy

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Issues issued a new clinical practice guideline to assist healthcare professionals in the diagnosis and management of food allergy.

Specifically, this new guideline includes:
  • Definitions of food allergy and disorders associated with food allergy.
  • Descriptions of the development of food allergy and conditions associated with food allergy.
  • Recommendations on
       -  How to diagnose food allergy and what tests to use.
       -  How to manage non-life-threatening allergic reactions.
       -  How to diagnose and manage life-threatening food-induced anaphylaxis and other acute reactions.

For more information visit www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/foodAllergy/clinical/Pages/default.aspx.