Food-specific IgG antibody-guided elimination diets followed by resolution of asthma symptoms and reduction in pharmacological interventions in two patients: A case report

Kulveen Virdee, Jeannette Musset, Matthew Baral, Courtney Cronin, Jeffrey Langland

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Abstract

Asthma is one of the most common causes of office visits in the primary care and emergency care settings. Individuals are often able to maintain symptomatic control with long-term pharmacological therapy. Exacerbations of asthma commonly occur due to exposure to triggers such as viruses, pollutants, and allergens. While it is widely accepted that exposure to immunoglobulin E food allergens can exacerbate asthma symptoms, there is little evidence examining delayed immunoglobulin G-mediated reactions to food. Here we present two clinical cases of individuals who experienced a reduction in asthma symptoms, decreased dependence on pharmacological therapies, and increased quality of life by eliminating foods that demonstrated reactivity to immunoglobulin G levels identified through serum testing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)62-66
Number of pages5
JournalGlobal Advances In Health and Medicine
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Airway hyperresponsiveness
  • Asthma
  • Bronchodilators
  • Case report
  • Elimination diet
  • Food sensitivities
  • IgG antibody
  • Spasmogens

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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