Health care professionals' beliefs and practices regarding food allergy testing for children with eczema

Anna Gilbertson*, Robert J Boyle, Stephanie MacNeill, Matthew J Ridd

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Abstract

Atopic dermatitis/eczema (hereafter 'eczema') affects around 20% of children in the UK and symptoms can be difficult to manage.1 Parents of children with eczema often request food allergy tests or exclude foods from their diets to manage the symptoms.2 Whilst it is understood that early-onset eczema is associated with food allergy and allergic reactions to foods can exacerbate eczema symptoms,3 evidence that foods cause long-term eczema symptoms is weak.4.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
JournalClinical and Experimental Allergy
Volume(2021)
Early online date12 Mar 2021
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 12 Mar 2021

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