Allergic Foods: A case Study In Khartoum State

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Nuha Mahdi Mohammed Saeed Abbas
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University of khartoum
A case study was conducted in Khartoum state (Khartoum, Khartoum North and Omdurman) to investigate foods causing allergy for 50 patients differed in age, occupation, location and gender. The results obtained showed that most vulnerable groups were those of age ranged between 31 and 40 years followed by those of age more than 40 years and those of age between 1 and 10 years. Results also showed that among patients studied, students were the most vulnerable group followed by government officials and house wives. Labors were the most resistant groups. Regarding the location, Omdurman was the most invaded area compared to Khartoum and Khartoum North. Results also showed that there were different types of allergy such as skin, abdominal pain, diarrhea, eye pain and digestion stress. For all patients (50) studied, eggplant was the most food caused allergy (30%) especially skin allergy followed by egg (16%). The duration of allergy symptoms differed between patients from one day to more than 3 days even after treatment.
A dissertation Submitted to the University of Khartoum in Partial Fulfillment for the Requirements of the Degree of Master of Science in Food Science and Technology
Allergic Foods Khartoum State Food Science and Technology University of Khartoum
Nuha Mahdi Mohammed Saeed Abbas, Allergic Foods: A case Study In Khartoum State. – Khartoum : University of Khartoum, 2008. - 75 P. : illus., 28 cm., M.Sc.