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Primary care management of food allergy and food intolerance

Garzon, Dawn Lee PhD, CPNP-BC, FAANP; Kempker, Tara MSN, PNP-BC; Piel, Pamela MSN, CPNP

Nurse Practitioner:
doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000407604.66816.98
Feature: FOOD ALLERGIES
Abstract

Abstract: The incidence of food allergies is steadily increasing. Due to potentially life-threatening complications, it is important that primary care providers recognize and appropriately manage these disorders. This article includes a discussion of the current evidence-based guidelines for the diagnosis, screening, and management of food allergies.

In Brief

It is important that primary care providers recognize and appropriately manage food allergies. This article includes a discussion of the current evidence-based guidelines for the diagnosis, screening, and management of these disorders.

Author Information

Dawn Lee Garzon is a teaching professor at the University of Missouri, St. Louis, MO. Tara Kempker is a pediatric nurse practitioner at St. Mary's Pediatrics, Jefferson City, MO. Pam Piel is a pediatric nurse practitioner at St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

The authors disclose no financial relationships pertaining to this article.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.