• Amy A. EapenEmail author
  • Amal Assa’ad


Food allergy is growing in prevalence across the nation. Asthma exists as a comorbidity in a large proportion of children with food allergy as part of the atopic march. Food allergy alone can pose its challenges in diagnosis and management and can change based on ethnicity and gender. With the addition of asthma, children can be predisposed to increased risk of severe or fatal reactions. Care must thus be taken to ensure that symptoms of asthma are recognized and diagnosed early on, and appropriate treatment is administered. In this chapter, we give an overview of both food allergy and asthma, their clinical presentation and pathophysiology, presence as a comorbidity, diagnosis and management. We also address the increased risks that food allergy poses in children with asthma and how to best manage these risks.


Food allergy Asthma Fatal food reactions Pathophysiology of asthma Atopic march Biologics Oral immunotherapy and asthma 



Asthma control test


European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology


Emergency department


Food Action Allergy Plan


Food Allergy Research and Education


Forced expiratory volume in 1 second


Forced vital capacity


Intensive care unit


National Center for Health Statistics


National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey


National Health Interview Survey


Oral food challenge


Oral immunotherapy


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Allergy and ImmunologyCincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical CenterCincinnatiUSA

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