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Peanut allergy

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 07 December 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1478

Study's results were predictable

  1. Rollo Clifford
  1. Consultant paediatrician Department of Paediatrics, West Dorset Hospital, Dorchester DT1 2JY

    EDITOR,—J O'B Hourihane and colleagues believe that they have provided evidence for an increase in the prevalence of peanut allergy among successive generations.1 All three pieces of evidence for this proposition are, however, entirely predictable and provide no evidence in either direction.

    Firstly, the authors report an increase in peanut allergy among successive generations of relatives of …

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