Diagnosis and assessment of food allergy in children and young people: summary of NICE guidance

@article{Sackeyfio2011DiagnosisAA,
  title={Diagnosis and assessment of food allergy in children and young people: summary of NICE guidance},
  author={A. Sackeyfio and A. Senthinathan and P. Kandaswamy and P. Barry and B. Shaw and M. Baker},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={342}
}
Food allergies, defined as an immune response to food proteins, affect as many as 8% of young children and 2% of adults in westernised countries, and their prevalence seems to be rising, as does the prevalence of all allergic diseases.1 Correct diagnosis of food allergy in children and young people is essential to reduce the incidence of adverse reactions that result from true food allergies that are missed, and to reduce cases of unnecessary treatment after an incorrect diagnosis. This article… Expand
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