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Mini review-asthma and food allergy

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Ru Xin Foong, George Du Toit, Adam T. Fox

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)164-170
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Pediatric Reviews
Volume14
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

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Abstract

Background: It is well known that there is a common interplay between atopic conditions and that having one atopic condition can predispose to the development of others. The link between asthma and food allergy has been well researched over the years; although the exact interplay between the two atopic conditions is yet to be fully described. Research suggests that children who have both asthma and food allergy are at greater risk of more severe asthmatic episodes. Conclusion: They are also at risk of food allergen triggered asthmatic episodes as well as food-allergen induced anaphylaxis. Therefore, it is important for clinicians to understand and recognise the association between these two atopic conditions to provide children and their families with the correct treatment and management to avoid potentially life-threatening events related to their disease.

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