Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski, Gospodin Iliev
ISSN: 1312 773X (Online)
Issue: 2013, vol. 19, book 4
Subject Collection: Oral and Dental Medicine
Pages: 374-376
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2013194.374
Published online: 19 September 2013

J of IMAB 2013; 19(4):374-376
Miglena Balcheva 1Corresponding Autor, Angelina Kisselova-Yaneva2.
1) Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University, Varna, Bulgaria.
2) Department of Oral Imaging and Oral Diagnostic, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University Sofia, Bulgaria.

Food allergies differ from other allergic diseases through the variety of symptoms (some of them serious) they induce – skin and mucosal symptoms, digestive and respiratory symptoms, anaphylaxis and anaphylactic shock. The most interesting one for us, as dentists, is oral allergy syndrome. Diagnosis associates skin testing, specific IgE assays and, in most cases, oral challenge tests. Treatment is difficult and depends on the patient’s symptoms. Very important for our everyday practice is the existence of cross reactions between foods and specific medical and dental products and materials.

Key words: food allergy, oral allergy syndrome.

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Balcheva M, Kisselova-Yaneva A. Food allergy and oral allergy syndrome. Part II. A review. J of IMAB. 2013; 19(4):374-376. doi: 10.5272/jimab.2013194.374.

Correspondence to: Dr Miglena Balcheva, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University - Varna; 84, Tzar Osvoboditel Boul., office 623; 9002-Varna, Bulgaria; E-mail:;

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Received: 02 July 2013
Published online: 19 September 2013

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