Food allergy among U.S. children: trends in prevalence and hospitalizations.

@article{Branum2008FoodAA,
  title={Food allergy among U.S. children: trends in prevalence and hospitalizations.},
  author={Amy M. Branum and Susan L. Lukacs},
  journal={NCHS data brief},
  year={2008},
  volume={10},
  pages={1-8}
}
Food allergy is a potentially serious immune response to eating specific foods or food additives. Eight types of food account for over 90% of allergic reactions in affected individuals: milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, soy, and wheat (1,2). Reactions to these foods by an allergic person can range from a tingling sensation around the mouth… CONTINUE READING