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Prevalence of challenge-proven IgE-mediated food allergy using population-based sampling and predetermined challenge criteria in infants.
More than 10% of 1-year-old infants had challenge-proven IgE-mediated food allergy to one of the common allergenic foods of infancy, suggesting the high prevalence of allergic disease in Australia requires further investigation and may be related to modifiable environmental factors. Expand
The Prevalence of Tree Nut Allergy: A Systematic Review
Monitoring time trends of tree nut allergy prevalence (both overall and by individual nuts) as well as the prevalence of OAS should be considered given the context of the overall recent rise in IgE-mediated food allergy prevalence in the developed world. Expand
Skin prick test responses and allergen-specific IgE levels as predictors of peanut, egg, and sesame allergy in infants.
These 95% PPVs, which were generated from a unique dataset, are valuable for the diagnosis of food allergy in young infants and were robust when stratified across a number of different risk factors. Expand
Nut allergy prevalence and differences between Asian‐born children and Australian‐born children of Asian descent: a state‐wide survey of children at primary school entry in Victoria, Australia
To further investigate the risk factors for nut allergy, the whole‐of‐state prevalence distribution of parent‐reported nut allergy in 5‐year‐old children entering school is assessed. Expand
Increasing the accuracy of peanut allergy diagnosis by using Ara h 2.
Ara h 2 plasma sIgE test levels could be considered a new diagnostic tool to distinguish peanut allergy from peanut tolerance, which might reduce the need for an oral food challenge (OFC). Expand
The natural history and clinical predictors of egg allergy in the first 2 years of life: a prospective, population-based cohort study.
Phenotyping of egg allergy (baked egg tolerant vs allergic) should be considered in the management of this allergy because it has prognostic implications and eases dietary restrictions. Expand
The epidemiology of IgE-mediated food allergy and anaphylaxis.
  • K. Allen, J. Koplin
  • Medicine
  • Immunology and allergy clinics of North America
  • 1 February 2012
Emerging studies are better designed to assess the true prevalence of IgE-mediated food allergy using formal population sampling frames, standardized and objective outcome data including use of the gold standard oral food challenge, and the capacity to adjust for potential selection bias. Expand
Prevalence of clinic‐defined food allergy in early adolescence: The SchoolNuts study
Almost 1 in 20 10‐ to 14‐year‐old school students in Melbourne has current food allergy, which suggests that the previously reported rise in food‐induced anaphylaxis in this age group may reflect an increasing prevalence of food allergy rather than simply increased reporting of anAPHylaxis. Expand
Polymorphisms affecting vitamin D-binding protein modify the relationship between serum vitamin D (25[OH]D3) and food allergy.
Polymorphisms associated with lowerDBP level attenuated the association between low serum 25(OH)D3 level and food allergy, consistent with greater vitamin D bioavailability in those with a lower DBP level, increasing the biological plausibility of a role for vitamin D in the development of food allergy. Expand
The prevalence and socio‐demographic risk factors of clinical eczema in infancy: a population‐based observational study
Socio‐demographic predictors for the development of clinically observed, infantile eczema have not been formally examined in a large population‐based study. Few studies of eczema risk factors haveExpand