1. The increased total serum IgE concentrations in study subjects demonstrated a reagin-dependent type of food allergy and allowed to classify this condition as a true allergy .
2. Apart from the increased IgE concentrations, patients with food allergy had increased circulating immune complexes, IFN-, IL-5, and IL-6 concentrations. No such deviations were observed in healthy controls.
3. Inclusion of the intestinal adsorbent (enterosorbent) Enterosgel in the treatment programme for patients with food allergy significantly improves their allergy status and promotes normalization of the total serum IgE levels, early IFN- and the pro-allergic cytokine IL-5.
4. The reported study demonstrates the value of intestinal adsorption, in particular with Enterosgel, as part of treatment for patients with food allergy manifested by angioedema.