ADHD as a (non) allergic hypersensitivity disorder: a hypothesis.

  title={ADHD as a (non) allergic hypersensitivity disorder: a hypothesis.},
  author={Lidy M J Pelsser and Jan K. Buitelaar and Huub F J Savelkoul},
  journal={Pediatric allergy and immunology : official publication of the European Society of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology},
  volume={20 2},
Research data concerning the causal association between attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and allergies are conflicting. Allergic disorders, like asthma and eczema are clinical syndromes in which both genetic predisposition and environmental factors (pets, pollen and foods) contribute to its development. The hypothesis of ADHD, in some children also being an allergic disorder, is postulated based on comparison of the mechanisms underlying the development of ADHD and allergic… CONTINUE READING