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Author(s):
Möhrenschlager, Matthias; Ring, Johannes 
Title:
Food Allergy: An Increasing Problem for the Elderly 
Abstract:
As populations become older all over the world, allergic reactions in elderly persons will be encountered more often in the future. Up to now, there has been much more literature on allergy prevalence in childhood than on allergy diseases in adults. As a challenge to epidemiology, allergic disorders in elderly persons may be masked by various symptoms corresponding with a general age-induced decline of physiological functions, including vitamin D deficiency and gastric pH increase. How much stru...    »
 
Keywords:
Elderly; Urticaria; Angioedema; Atopic eczema; Asthma; Fruits; Vegetables; Tree nuts; Peanuts; Seafood 
Journal title:
Gerontology 
Year:
2011 
Journal volume:
57 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
33--36 
Publisher:
S. Karger AG 
Publisher address:
Basel, Switzerland 
Print-ISSN:
1423-0003 
E-ISSN:
1423-0003 
Notes:
Dieser Beitrag ist mit Zustimmung des Rechteinhabers aufgrund einer (DFG-geförderten) Allianz- bzw. Nationallizenz frei zugänglich. This publication is with permission of the rights owner freely accessible due to an Alliance licence and a national licence (funded by the DFG, German Research Foundation) respectively.