Epidemiology of food allergy

Venter, Carina and Arshad, Syed Hasan (2011) Epidemiology of food allergy. Pediatric Clinics of North America, 58, (2), 327-349. (doi:10.1016/j.pcl.2011.02.011). (PMID:21453805).


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Food allergy (FA) is perceived as a common problem, especially during childhood. Accurate assessment of incidence and prevalence of FA has been difficult to establish, however, due to lack of universally accepted diagnostic criteria. Although many foods are reported to cause IgE-mediated FA, most studies focus on 4 common food groups: cow's milk, hen's egg, peanut/tree nuts, and fish/shellfish. There may be variation in the prevalence of FA in regions of the world and a likely increase in prevalence has been observed in recent decades. This cannot be stated with confidence, however, without the use of consistent methodology and diagnostic criteria.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1016/j.pcl.2011.02.011
ISSNs: 0031-3955 (print)
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology > QR180 Immunology
R Medicine > RB Pathology
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine > Infection, Inflammation and Repair
ePrint ID: 193755
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
April 2011Published
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2011 13:44
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:43
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/193755

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