Eapen AA, and Kim H. The Phenotype of the Food-Allergic Patient. Immunol Allergy Clin North Am 2021; 41(2):165-175.
Immunology and allergy clinics of North America
Food allergy's increasing prevalence across the globe has initiated research into risk factors associated with the disease and coexistence with other allergic diseases. Longitudinal birth cohorts have identified food allergy phenotypes of patients based on genetic background, racial diversity, and environmental factors. Identifying food sensitization patterns and coexistence of other allergic diseases allows physicians to provide appropriate care for food allergy and personalized anticipatory guidance for the appearance of other allergic diseases. The authors seek to detail key findings of 4 longitudinal allergy birth cohorts that investigate food allergy and other allergic diseases to further characterize food allergy phenotypes.