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Season of birth is associated with food allergy in children

Vassallo, Milo F; Banerji, Aleena; Rudders, Susan A; Clark, Sunday; Mullins, Raymond; Camargo, Carlos A

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Background: The prevalence of food allergy is rising, and etiologic factors remain uncertain. Evidence implicates a role for vitamin D in the development of atopic diseases. Based on seasonal patterns of UV-B exposure (and consequent vitamin D status), we hypothesized that patients with food allergy are more often born in fall or winter. Objective: To investigate whether season of birth is associated with food allergy. Methods: We performed a multicenter medical record review of all patients...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/61155
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology
DOI: 10.1016/j.anai.2010.01.019

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