Food Allergy – Prevention and Treatment

Food Allergy – Prevention and Treatment

Jessica Savage, MD, MHS, from the BWH Division of Rheumatology, Immunology, and Allergy, examines theories about why food allergies have become so prevalent in our society and what is being done today to help individual patients with this increasingly common immunological condition.

Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and throughout the world continue their quest to explain the dramatic rise in the number of people diagnosed with food allergy over the past 20 years. Although certain risk factors for developing food allergy have been identified, such as genetics, diet, and environmental factors, the root cause or causes behind this dangerous condition’s upsurge have yet to be clearly defined.

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Brigham and Women's Physician Resource Center

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Jessica Savage, MD

Instructor, Harvard Medical School

Academic Title:Instructor, Harvard Medical School Specialty:Allergy and Immunology Medical School:Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2005 Residency:Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 2009 Fellowship:Johns ...

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