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Mini Review - Asthma and Food Allergy

[ Vol. 14 , Issue. 3 ]

Author(s):

Ru-Xin Foong, George du Toit and Adam T. Fox*   Pages 164 - 170 ( 7 )

Abstract:


Background: It is well known that there is a common interplay between atopic conditions and that having one atopic condition can predispose to the development of others. The link between asthma and food allergy has been well researched over the years; although the exact interplay between the two atopic conditions is yet to be fully described. Research suggests that children who have both asthma and food allergy are at greater risk of more severe asthmatic episodes.

Conclusion: They are also at risk of food allergen triggered asthmatic episodes as well as foodallergen induced anaphylaxis. Therefore, it is important for clinicians to understand and recognise the association between these two atopic conditions to provide children and their families with the correct treatment and management to avoid potentially life-threatening events related to their disease.

Keywords:

Asthma, food allergy, pediatrics, eczema, allergic rhinitis, childhood.

Affiliation:

Division of Asthma, Allergy and Lung Biology, Department of Paediatric Allergy, King's College London and Guy's and St. Thomas' Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, Division of Asthma, Allergy and Lung Biology, Department of Paediatric Allergy, King's College London and Guy's and St. Thomas' Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, Division of Asthma, Allergy and Lung Biology, Department of Paediatric Allergy, King's College London and Guy's and St. Thomas' Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London



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