Food allergy: is prevalence increasing?

  title={Food allergy: is prevalence increasing?},
  author={Mimi L. K. Tang and Raymond J Mullins},
  journal={Internal medicine journal},
  volume={47 3},
It is generally accepted that the prevalence of food allergy has been increasing in recent decades, particularly in westernised countries, yet high-quality evidence that is based on challenge confirmed diagnosis of food allergy to support this assumption is lacking because of the high cost and potential risks associated with conducting food challenges in large populations. Accepting this caveat, the use of surrogate markers for diagnosis of food allergy (such as nationwide data on hospital… CONTINUE READING
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