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Season of birth and childhood food allergy in Australia

Mullins, Raymond; Clark, Sunday; Katelaris, Constance; Smith, Victoria; Solley, Graham; Camargo, Carlos A

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Background: Recent studies suggest a possible role for low ultraviolet radiation exposure and low vitamin D status as a risk factor for food allergy. We hypothesized that children born in autumn/winter months (less sun exposure) might have higher food allergy rates than those born in spring/summer. Methods: We compared IgE-mediated food allergy rates by season of birth in 835 children aged 0-4yr assessed 1995-2009 in a specialist referral clinic, using population births as controls. To address...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/68192
Source: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1399-3038.2011.01151.x

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