91398 - Assessing and managing IgE-mediated food allergies in children
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Online learning module with an original peer-reviewed update on assessing and managing IgE-mediated food allergies in childrenRelevance to General Practice
- Food allergy is an increasingly common problem that affects about one in 10 babies (up to 12 months old) in Australia.
- Furthermore, the incidence of peanut allergy has undergone a 100% increase over the past 10 years.
- New evidence suggests that early introduction and regular ingestion of certain allergenic foods significantly reduces the risk of developing food allergy.
- There are several proven methods to identify food allergy as well as unproven methods - the latter have not been scientifically validated and may lead to dangerous avoidance strategies.
- Based on new evidence, the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) has recently published revised infant feeding guidelines.