Adverse food reaction

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An adverse food reaction is an adverse response by the body to food or a specific type of food.[1]

The most common adverse reaction is a food allergy, which is an adverse immune response to either a specific type or a range of food proteins.

However, other adverse responses to food are not allergies. These reactions include responses to food such as food intolerance, pharmacological reactions, and toxin-mediated reactions, as well as physical responses, such as choking.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ICD code T78.1". World Health Organisation. 2007. Archived from the original on 26 July 2010. Retrieved 21 June 2010.