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Pediatr Clin North Am. 1994 Oct;41(5):1047-67.

Food allergy in infancy.

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland.


This article discusses the current understanding of the mechanisms of food hypersensitivity and presents a practical approach to the condition. Skin testing is a useful technique if properly applied and interpreted; however, double-blind placebo-controlled food challenge is the standard for accurate diagnosis against which all other tests should be compared. Treatment still consists of avoidance of the offending food allergens; however, most children lose their reactivity, and thus regular challenges are important.

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