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Food Protein Induced Entercolitis

G K Powell, P J McDonald, G J Van Sickle, R M Goldblum
Increased gastrointestinal absorption of intact antigen with systemic immunization has been considered a major etiologic factor in the development of food sensitivity. We attempted to test this hypothesis in infants with suspected food protein-induced entercolitis by measuring serum ovalbumin (OVA) concentrations after ingestion of egg white (prior to the performance of good challenges to establish this diagnosis). We first noted significant underestimation of serum OVA concentrations in the presence of even low serum anti-OVA antibody concentrations (greater than 1:12)...
May 1989: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
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