Reduced exposure might increase allergic sensitisation

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7052.300 (Published 03 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:300
  1. Gideon Lack,
  2. Jean Golding
  1. Consultant in paediatric allergy and immunology Professor of paediatric and perinatal epidemiology Department of Child Health, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Bristol BS2 8BJ

    EDITOR,—Pamela W Ewan makes the important statement that the incidence of peanut and nut allergy is rising and that sensitisation seems to occur early in life.1 Regrettably, she does not provide any evidence to back her recommendation that “young allergic children should avoid peanuts and nuts to prevent the development of this allergy” and her extraordinary suggestion …

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