Personalized Care

Our team has more than 80 years of personal experience managing food allergies with our own children and more than 25 years of professional experience working with and supporting food allergy patients going through clinical trials at Stanford, UCSF, Baylor and other institutions. We have designed and worked closely with clinical teams to implement patient focused clinical trials that many of our own children have participated in. This experience has helped us truly understand the needs of our patients.

At Latitude Food Allergy Care, our evidence-based treatment plans and protocols are customized based on a patient’s personal needs.

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  1. The best available research evidence bearing on whether and why a treatment works.
  2. Expert clinical judgment and experience to rapidly identify each patient’s unique health state and diagnosis, their individual risks and benefits of potential interventions.
  3. Patient preferences and values. Every day we are inspired and informed by research coming from research institutions around the world like the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford University.

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Food allergy research programs

What is Food Allergy?

Food allergy is an immune system reaction that occurs soon after eating a certain food. Even a tiny amount of the allergy-causing food can trigger signs and symptoms such as digestive problems, hives or swollen airways. This happens because their immune system overreacts to the proteins in that food. While a person can be allergic to any protein, eight foods cause most food allergies: cow’s milk, egg, peanuts, wheat, soy, fish, shellfish, and tree nuts.

  • Rash, or red, itchy skin
  • Stuffy or itchy nose, sneezing, or itchy and teary eyes
  • Vomiting, stomach cramps or diarrhea
  • Angioedema or swelling
  • Hoarseness, throat tightness or a lump in the throat
  • Wheezing, chest tightness or trouble breathing – anaphylaxis
    • Anaphylaxis is a serious, life-threatening allergic reaction
    • The most common anaphylactic reactions are to food, insect stings, medications and latex

It is common for people and even some healthcare providers to misdiagnose the difference between food allergy and food intolerance. Food allergy can result in a life-threatening allergic reaction. On the other hand, a misdiagnosis could mean that you are unnecessarily limiting what you eat.

At Latitude Food Allergy Care, we take the necessary steps to accurately diagnose a food allergy to avoid unnecessary dietary limitations. This allows patients to bring some of their favorite foods back into their lives or to try new foods for the very first time!

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