Is the prevalence of peanut allergy increasing? A 5-year follow-up study in children in Montreal.

@article{Benshoshan2009IsTP,
  title={Is the prevalence of peanut allergy increasing? A 5-year follow-up study in children in Montreal.},
  author={Moshe Ben-shoshan and Rhoda Sheryl Kagan and Reza Alizadehfar and Lawrence Joseph and Elizabeth J Turnbull and Yvan St Pierre and Ann Elaine Clarke},
  journal={The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology},
  year={2009},
  volume={123 4},
  pages={783-8}
}
BACKGROUND Studies suggest that peanut allergy prevalence might be increasing, but these results have not yet been substantiated. OBJECTIVE We conducted a follow-up study to determine whether peanut allergy prevalence in Montreal is increasing. METHODS Questionnaires regarding peanut ingestion were administered to parents of children in randomly selected kindergarten through grade 3 classrooms between December 2000 and September 2002 and between October 2005 and December 2007. Respondents… CONTINUE READING

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