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Experts call for more allergy specialists in UK

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c4473 (Published 16 August 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4473
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. 1Margate

    The United Kingdom has a worryingly low number of specialists to diagnose food allergies in children, experts say.

    It is estimated that the number of admissions of children to hospital for food allergies has risen 500% since 1990. The British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology, the professional and academic body that represents the specialty of allergy, has this week called for the number of specialists to be boosted.

    Following up on the findings of a recently published joint report with the Royal College of Physicians and Royal College of Pathologists, Allergy Services: Still Not Meeting the …

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