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Pediatr Clin North Am. 2015 Dec;62(6):1453-61. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2015.07.003. Epub 2015 Sep 8.

Quality of Life in Food Allergy Patients and Their Families.

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1
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, 225 E. Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA.
2
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 6th Floor, 750 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60611, USA.
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Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, 225 E. Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA; Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 6th Floor, 750 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60611, USA. Electronic address: rgupta@northwestern.edu.

Abstract

Pediatric food allergy is a growing health problem in the United States that has been found to adversely impact the quality of life of both affected children and their caregivers. This article provides a review of how food allergy affects the quality of life of patients and their families within the domains of school, social activities, relationships, and daily life. Efforts to improve food allergy-related quality of life among caregivers are also discussed.

KEYWORDS:

Anxiety; Caregivers; Childhood food allergy; Daily life; Quality of life

PMID:
26456443
DOI:
10.1016/j.pcl.2015.07.003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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