Incidence of food allergy has been increasing and is more commonly seen in children. Allergic reactions can vary, with symptoms ranging from mild to severe. This article aims to explore the immunological mechanisms involved in food allergy, as well as distinguishing between immunoglobulin E (IgE) mediated and non-IgE-mediated reactions. Careful diagnosis of the allergic child is essential and the article describes validated tests carried out in this process. Adopting a multidisciplinary approach to the management of children with allergies is vital because it ensures patients and carers are supported, empowered and therefore able to enjoy an improved quality of life.
Nursing Children and Young People. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.2019.e1097Peer review
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Boardman A, Knight K, Kane P et al (2019) Recognition and management of food allergy in children. Nursing Children and Young People. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.2019.e1097
Published online: 28 February 2019
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