Food Allergy — Epidemiology and Prediction
Food allergies are common during childhood (Table 1) [1, 2] and are closely related to current or later developing atopic disease (bronchial athma, allergic rhinitis, allergic urticaria, atopic eczema and certain gastrointestinal syndromes). The accumulated prevalence of atopic diseases is approximately 26%–30%, as reported in recent studies [3, 4]; their prevalence is probably increasing. Although the symptoms are usually mild or moderate, they may present a threat to the child’s psychosocial adaptation. Furthermore, treatment costs for all allergies and atopic diseases are tremendous .
KeywordsAtopic Eczema Food Allergy Allergic Rhinitis Allergy Clin Immunol Atopic Disease
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