Risk Of Asthma And Rhinitis In Children With Food Allergies
Parents please note that children with a history of food allergy are believed to be at greater risk of developing asthma and allergic rhinitis.
Of the major food allergens, allergy to peanut, milk and egg significantly predisposed children to asthma and allergic rhinitis.
The researchers split the records into two cohorts — a closed-birth cohort of 29,662 children, followed continuously for their first five years of life, and a cross-sectional cohort of 333,200 children and juveniles, followed for at least 12 months.
The researchers found that children with existing food allergy were at increased risk of developing asthma and allergic rhinitis.
“For patients with an established diagnosis of food allergy, 35 percent went on to develop asthma; and patients with multiple food allergies were at heightened risk of developing asthma as compared to those with a single food allergy,” senior author Jonathan Spergel from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia noted.“Similarly, 35 percent of patients with food allergy went on to develop allergic rhinitis,” Spergel noted.
These asthma and allergic rhinitis rates in children with food allergy were roughly double the rates found in the general population.
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