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Food allergies in children less frequent than expected

Key clinical point: A food challenge study yields lower food allergy rates than symptoms reported by parents.

Major finding: Prevalence of food allergy ranged from 1.4% to 3.8%.

Study details: A double-blind, placebo-controlled, oral food challenge study of 238 primary school–age children.

Disclosures: The European Commission supported this study. Dr. Grabenhenrich had no relevant disclosures. Some coauthors reported various ties to pharmaceutical and food companies.


Grabenhenrich L et al. Allergy. 2020 Mar 27. doi: 10.1111/all.14290.