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Concept Unique Identifier (CUI): C0016470

Semantic Type: Pathologic Function

MEDLINEPLUS Definition: 

Food allergy is an abnormal response to a food triggered by your body's immune system.

In adults, the foods that most often trigger allergic reactions include fish, shellfish, peanuts, and tree nuts, such as walnuts. Problem foods for children can include eggs, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, and wheat.

The allergic reaction may be mild. In rare cases it can cause a severe reaction called anaphylaxis. Symptoms of food allergy include

  • Itching or swelling in your mouth
  • Vomiting, diarrhea, or abdominal cramps and pain
  • Hives or eczema
  • Tightening of the throat and trouble breathing
  • Drop in blood pressure

Your health care provider may use a detailed history, elimination diet, and skin and blood tests to diagnose a food allergy.

When you have food allergies, you must be prepared to treat an accidental exposure. Wear a medical alert bracelet or necklace, and carry an auto-injector device containing epinephrine (adrenaline).

You can only prevent the symptoms of food allergy by avoiding the food. After you and your health care provider have identified the foods to which you are sensitive, you must remove them from your diet.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

CSP Definition: gastrointestinal disturbances, skin eruptions, or shock due to allergic reactions to allergens in food.

MSH Definition: Gastrointestinal disturbances, skin eruptions, or shock due to allergic reactions to allergens in food.

HL7V3.0 Definition: 

An allergy to a substance generally consumed for nutritional purposes.

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
Allergies, Food
Allergy, Food
Food Allergies
Food allergy (disorder)
FOOD ALLERGY
Food Hypersensitivities
Food Hypersensitivity [Disease/Finding]
food hypersensitivity
Hypersensitivities, Food
Hypersensitivity, Food

External Source Codes:  (none)

Other Properties: Property Definitions
Name Value Source
ACTIVE 1 SNOMEDCT_US
AN GEN: Prefer specific precoord; coord IM with specific food /adv eff (IM): Manual 31.12 MSH
AQL BL CF CL CN CO DG DH DI DT EC EH EM EN EP ET GE HI IM ME MI MO NU PA PC PP PS PX RH RT SU TH UR VE VI MSH
CASE_SIGNIFICANCE_ID 900000000000020002 SNOMEDCT_US
CHARACTERISTIC_TYPE_ID 900000000000011006 SNOMEDCT_US
CTV3ID XUchk SNOMEDCT_US
DATE_CREATED 03/21/2000 MEDLINEPLUS
DC 1 MSH
DEFINITION_STATUS_ID 900000000000073002 SNOMEDCT_US
DID 1525-0902 CSP
DX 19660101 MSH
EFFECTIVE_TIME 20050131 SNOMEDCT_US
FX D005517 MSH
HL7CS active HL7V3.0
HL7ID 21505 HL7V3.0
HL7PL true HL7V3.0
HN 66; was FOOD ALLERGY 1963-65 MSH
MDA 19990101 MSH
MESH_DEFINITION Gastrointestinal disturbances, skin eruptions, or shock due to allergic reactions to allergens in food. NDFRT
MESH_DUI D005512 NDFRT
MESH_NAME Food Hypersensitivity NDFRT
MESH_UI M0008686 NDFRT
MMR 20130709 MSH
MN C20.543.480.370 MSH
MODIFIER_ID 900000000000451002 SNOMEDCT_US
MP_HEALTH_TOPIC_URL https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/foodallergy.html MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Chinese - Simplified https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/foodallergy.html#Chinese - Simplified MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Chinese - Traditional https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/foodallergy.html#Chinese - Traditional MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Spanish https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/foodallergy.html MEDLINEPLUS
MP_PRIMARY_INSTITUTE_URL National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases http://www.niaid.nih.gov/ MEDLINEPLUS
NDFRT_KIND DISEASE_KIND NDFRT
NUI N0000001270 NDFRT
PM 66; was FOOD ALLERGY 1963-65 MSH
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PRIMARY_SOC 10021428 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 10.0 MDR
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RXAUI 3107746 RXNORM
RXAUI 3161279 RXNORM
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RXCUI 1025015 RXNORM
SNOMED_CID 414285001 NDFRT
SNOMEDID F-C3124 SNOMEDCT_US
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SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPGROUP~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPPRIORITY~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPRULE~TRUE SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPTARGET~Z91.0 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~CORRELATIONID~447561005 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPADVICE~ALWAYS T78.1XX? | CONSIDER ADDITIONAL CODE TO IDENTIFY SPECIFIC CONDITION OR DISEASE | DESCENDANTS NOT EXHAUSTIVELY MAPPED | EPISODE OF CARE INFORMATION NEEDED | POSSIBLE REQUIREMENT FOR AN EXTERNAL CAUSE CODE SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPCATEGORYID~447637006 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPGROUP~1 SNOMEDCT_US
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SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPTARGET~T78.1XX? SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000497000~MAPTARGET~XUchk SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000498005~MAPTARGET~F-C3124 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000508004~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000548007 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000509007~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000548007 SNOMEDCT_US
TERMUI T016754 MSH
TERMUI T016755 MSH
TERMUI T016756 MSH
TERMUI T424607 MSH
TH NLM (1966) MSH
TH NLM (1991) MSH
TH NLM (1993) MSH
TH NLM (2002) MSH
TYPE_ID 900000000000003001 SNOMEDCT_US
TYPE_ID 900000000000013009 SNOMEDCT_US

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