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Prevalence of challenge-proven IgE-mediated food allergy using population-based sampling and predetermined challenge criteria in infants

Osborne, Nicholas J; Koplin, Jennifer J.; Martin, Pamela E.; Gurrin, Lyle C.; Lowe, Adrian J.; Matheson, M; Ponsonby, Anne-Louise; Wake, Melissa; Tang, Mimi; Dharmage, Shyamali; Allen, K J

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Background: Several indicators suggest that food allergy in infants is common and possibly increasing. Few studies have used oral food challenge to measure this phenomenon at the population level. Objective: To measure the prevalence of common IgE-mediated childhood food allergies in a population-based sample of 12-month-old infants by using predetermined food challenge criteria to measure outcomes. Methods: A sampling frame was used to select recruitment areas to attain a representative...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/32790
Source: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
DOI: 10.1016/j.jaci.2011.01.039

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