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Age 1 food allergies often disappear by age 6

Key clinical point: Allergies to peanut or egg diagnosed early in life often resolve by the time the child is 6 years old.

Major finding: The allergy resolution rate from age 1 year to 6 years was 31% for peanut allergy, and 91% for egg.

Study details: HealthNuts, a population-based, longitudinal study of food allergies in 5,276 Australian children.

Disclosures: HealthNuts received no commercial funding. Dr. Peters had no disclosures.


Peters R et al. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2019 Feb;143[2]:AB421.