Factors associated with the development of peanut allergy in childhood.

@article{Lack2003FactorsAW,
  title={Factors associated with the development of peanut allergy in childhood.},
  author={Gideon Lack and Deborah Fox and Kate Northstone and Jean Golding},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={348 11},
  pages={
          977-85
        }
}
BACKGROUND The prevalence of peanut allergy appears to have increased in recent decades. Other than a family history of peanut allergy and the presence of atopy, there are no known risk factors. METHODS We used data from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, a geographically defined cohort study of 13,971 preschool children, to identify those with a convincing history of peanut allergy and the subgroup that reacted to a double-blind peanut challenge. We first prospectively… 
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