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Peanut and nut allergy

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 03 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:299

Creams and ointments containing peanut oil may lead to sensitisation

  1. Laurence R Lever
  1. Consultant dermatologist Department of Dermatology, Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow, Middlesex HA1 3UJ

    EDITOR,—Pamela W Ewan suggests that peanut allergy in children is due to the ingestion of peanut butter before the age of 1 year but acknowledges that some children react after their first known exposure.1 She supposes that minute amounts of …

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