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Can early introduction of egg prevent egg allergy in infants? A population-based study

Koplin, Jennifer J; Osborne, Nicholas J; Wake, Melissa; Martin, Pamela; Gurrin, Lyle C.; Robinson, Marnie N; Tey, Dean; Slaa, Marjolein; Thiele, Leone; Miles, Lucy; Anderson, Deborah; Tan, Tina; Dang, Thanh D; Hill, David J; Lowe, Adrian; Matheson, M; Ponsonby, Anne-Louise; Tang, Mimi; Dharmage, Shyamali; Allen, Katrina J


Background: Infant feeding guidelines have long recommended delaying introduction of solids and allergenic foods to prevent allergy in high-risk infants, despite a paucity of evidence. Objective: We aimed to determine whether confirmed egg allergy in 12-month-old infants is associated with (1) duration of breast-feeding and (2) ages of introducing egg and solids. Methods: In a population-based cross-sectional study (HealthNuts) parents reported on infant feeding and potential confounding...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
DOI: 10.1016/j.jaci.2010.07.028


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