Special Issue "Environmental and Food Allergy"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2011)
Prof. Dr. S. Hasan Arshad
Infection Inflammation & Immunity, School of Medicine, The University of Southampton, Tremona Road,Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 6YD, UK
Allergic diseases, including asthma, eczema, allergic rhinitis and food allergy now affect up to one in three adults and one in two children in economically developed countries. These conditions are responsible for appreciable morbidity and costs, both to people and to the state. The prevalence of these disorders has increased in prevalence in recent decades pointing towards the causal role of exposure to food and environmental factors in early life. Evidence is accumulating that changing patterns of exposure to food and environmental allergens and infections is driving this increase. Common indoor allergens include house dust mite, cockroach, animal dander, and certain moulds, while common food allergens include cows’ milk, hens’ egg, nuts and fish/shellfish. Other environmental factors of importance are infections, endotoxins and pollutants such as cigarette smoke. However, the dose, the duration, the route and the timing of exposures resulting in environmental and food allergy is not clear. Understanding the role of these factors and how they influence immune responses in early childhood is critical to developing and evaluating early life interventions.
This special issue focuses on the role of exposure to environmental factors and food allegens in the development of allergic diseases
S. Hasan Arshad
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- food allergy
- risk factors
- gene-environment interactions
- cohort studies
- clinical trials
Article: Pulsed Ultraviolet Light Reduces Immunoglobulin E Binding to Atlantic White Shrimp (Litopenaeus setiferus) Extract
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(7), 2569-2583; doi:10.3390/ijerph8072569
Received: 18 May 2011; in revised form: / Accepted: 19 June 2011 / Published: 24 June 2011| Download PDF Full-text (1336 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Review: The Search for Reliable Biomarkers of Disease in Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and Other Environmental Intolerances
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(7), 2770-2797; doi:10.3390/ijerph8072770
Received: 11 April 2011; in revised form: 10 June 2011 / Accepted: 27 June 2011 / Published: 1 July 2011| Download PDF Full-text (286 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Severe Allergic Reactions to Food in Norway: A Ten Year Survey of Cases Reported to the Food Allergy Register
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(8), 3144-3155; doi:10.3390/ijerph8083144
Received: 25 May 2011; in revised form: 15 July 2011 / Accepted: 18 July 2011 / Published: 26 July 2011| Download PDF Full-text (204 KB) | Download XML Full-text
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Type of Paper: Article
Title: Is a Phenotypical Approach Warranted for Food Allergy Management?
Author: Alessandro Fiocchi
Affilitation: World Allergy Organization (WAO), 555 East Wells Street Suite 1100 Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA; E-Mail: email@example.com
Abstract: Objective: Studies showing that different phenotypes of allergic disease exist have been predicated on caseloads of asthmatics and AD children. We review here the evidence that also in food allergy different phenotypes can be associated with natural history. Methods: An overview of the literature reporting data in support of the hypothesis that differing allergy phenotypes exist determining diverse timing in onset of tolerance following allergen exposure. Possible results: Maternal dietary intakes (both during pregnancy and nursing) and the timing of the introduction of cow's milk, wheat, fish, shellfish and peanut at different ages are associated with sensitisation and hypersensitivity. Allergen exposure may have different effects on an unselected population and in children with food allergy. Thus, in the general paediatric population, where an atopic predisposition cannot be expected to predominate, a tolerogenic effect of early allergen exposure can be seen, while in the selected population of sensitised and allergic children, early exposure to food allergens functions as an inducer of sensitisation. The same pattern is reflected in patients already affected by food allergy. Discussion: Epidemiological, clinical and gene expression profile studies are warranted to document whether a hypothetical tolerance-prone (or persistence-skewed) phenotypical patient profile is observable at cellular and molecular pathology level.
Last update: 23 May 2011