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154369 - Paediatric Non-IgE Mediated Food Allergy

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This activity aims to update General Practitioners regarding the diagnosis, investigation and ongoing management of non-IgE mediated food allergies in children. It describes how to go about implementing the only diagnostic tool to test for non-IgE mediated food allergy, the elimination diet followed by challenge protocol. The activity presents a number of case studies that address a spectrum of allergic diseases caused by non-IgE mediated food allergies. Detailing infant formula recommendations, mother elimination, non-IgE mediated food allergies in older children and outlines when to refer to an allergy/immunology specialist.

Relevance to General Practice

As rates of food allergies rise in Australia, it is becoming increasingly important for General Practitioners to understand and take appropriate action when paediatric allergy cases present to them. Management of non-IgE food allergy can be complex, involving a number of health professionals including the General Practitioner, as well as frequent and invasive investigations. If not managed well, non-IgE food allergy can result in poor growth, food restrictions and abnormal eating behaviours, and impact on quality of life. GPs are a crucial and accessible source of knowledge and education for families regarding the management of their child’s ongoing condition.

Learning outcomes
  • Confidently identify non-IgE mediated food allergies.
  • Confidently manage non-IgE mediated food allergies, in particular cow's milk allergy.
  • Know when to refer families to an allergy specialist.
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    154369 - Paediatric Non-IgE Mediated Food Allergy
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