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Atopic Dermatitis in Egg-, Milk-Allergic Kids May Up Anaphylaxis Risk

Key clinical point: Atopic dermatitis was associated with significantly increased anaphylaxis in children with egg and milk allergies.

Major finding: Anaphylaxis rates in children allergic to eggs and milk with and without atopic dermatitis were 47% versus 11% for egg and 50% versus 19% for milk.

Study details: The data come from a retrospective study of 229 children with food allergies and atopic dermatitis and 118 children with food allergies but no atopic dermatitis.

Disclosures: The study was supported by National Jewish Health and the Edelstein Family Chair of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology. The researchers had no financial conflicts to disclose.


Hoffman BC et al. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2019 Sep 11. doi: 10.1016/j.anai.2019.09.008.