Increased risk of peanut allergy in infants of Asian-born parents compared to those of Australian-born parents.

@article{Koplin2014IncreasedRO,
  title={Increased risk of peanut allergy in infants of Asian-born parents compared to those of Australian-born parents.},
  author={Jennifer J Koplin and Rachel L. Peters and Anne-Louise Ponsonby and Lyle C. Gurrin and David J. Hill and Mimi L. K. Tang and Shyamali C Dharmage and Katie Allen},
  journal={Allergy},
  year={2014},
  volume={69 12},
  pages={1639-47}
}
BACKGROUND Asian infants appear to be over-represented among patients with clinical food allergy in Australia, but this has not been formally examined at the population level. Any difference in prevalence according to parental country of birth may be secondary to modifiable lifestyle factors. We aimed to quantify (i) differences in the prevalence of peanut allergy by parental country of birth and (ii) contribution of measured environmental exposures to these differences. METHODS The… CONTINUE READING
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