Glossary

Allergen: A substance that causes an allergic reaction.

Atopic Dermatitis: An itchy inflammation of the skin.

Caucasian: A white-skinned person of European origin.

Celiac Disease: A disease that results from an immune reaction to eating gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye.

Conjunctivitis: Inflammation or infection of the outer membrane of the eyeball and the inner eyelid.

Dysphagia: A condition in which there is difficulty in swallowing.


ELISA: Acronym for enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, it is a test that detects and estimates antibodies in the blood.

Food Impaction: A condition in which food gets stuck inside the esophagus causing blockage.

GERD: Acronym for gastroesophageal reflux disease, it is a digestive disease in which the stomach acid flows backwards into the esophagus and causes irritation and inflammation.

Rhinitis: Irritation and swelling of the mucous membrane in the nose.

Stricture: A narrowing of a canal or tube in the body.

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