Food allergies and asthma

Julie Wang, Andrew H. Liu

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Abstract

Purpose of review: To consider the possible links between food allergy and asthma. Recent findings: Food allergy and asthma coexist in many children, and recent studies demonstrate that having these comorbid conditions increases the risk for morbidity. Children with food allergies and asthma are more likely to have near-fatal or fatal allergic reactions to food and more likely to have severe asthma. Summary: Although a causal link has not been determined, increased awareness of the heightened risks of having both of these common childhood conditions and good patient/parent education and management of both conditions can lead to improved outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-254
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • allergy
  • asthma
  • food
  • prevalence

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