The pediatrician's role in the diagnosis and management of food allergy

Claudia H. Lau, Ruchi S. Gupta

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Abstract

Food allergy is a rapidly increasing and potentially life-threatening health concern in the United States. Given the ubiquity of food in our society and the absence of a cure, it is crucial that families receive proper guidance and medication to keep children safe. The pediatrician plays a key role to this end as he or she is often the first, and sometimes the only physician, these children can access. Accordingly, pediatricians must be equipped to recognize, manage, and evaluate food allergies over time while preventing unnecessary avoidance. This review provides practical translation of guidelines into recommended practices that are most pertinent to pediatricians.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)116-121
Number of pages6
JournalPediatric annals
Volume42
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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