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Letters Food allergies in children

Don’t forget allergy in eczema

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 08 April 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d2294
  1. Lucy E Durham, FY1 doctor1
  1. 1c/o Postgraduate Centre, Kent and Sussex Hospital, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 8AT, UK
  1. lucydurham{at}

Recent guidelines on food allergy in children and young people from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) emphasise that eczema should trigger clinicians to focus on allergy when taking a history—namely, the nature of the “food reaction”; the presence or absence of atopic diathesis (personal or family history of food …

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