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Title: Early introduction of allergenic foods for the prevention of food allergy from an Asian perspective—An Asia Pacific Association of Pediatric Allergy, Respirology & Immunology (APAPARI) consensus statement
Authors: Elizabeth Huiwen Tham
Lynette Pei Chi Shek
Hugo P.S. Van Bever
Pakit Vichyanond
Motohiro Ebisawa
Gary W.K. Wong
Bee Wah Lee
National Sagamihara Hospital
National University Hospital, Singapore
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Prince of Wales Hospital Hong Kong
Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University
Keywords: Immunology and Microbiology;Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Feb-2018
Citation: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology. Vol.29, No.1 (2018), 18-27
Abstract: © 2017 EAACI and John Wiley and Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley and Sons Ltd. Emerging evidence for the early introduction of allergenic foods for the prevention of food allergies, such as peanut allergy in Western populations, has led to the recent publication of guidelines in the USA and Europe recommending early peanut introduction for high-risk infants with severe eczema or egg allergy. Peanut allergy is, however, much less prevalent in Asia compared to the West. Varying patterns of food allergy are seen even within Asian countries—such as a predominance of wheat allergy in Japan and Thailand and shellfish allergy in Singapore and the Philippines. Customs and traditions, such as diet and infant feeding practices, also differ between Asian populations. Hence, there are unique challenges in adapting guidelines on early allergenic food introduction to the Asian setting. In this paper, we review the evidence and discuss the possible approaches to guide the timely introduction of allergenic food in high-risk infants in Asia.
ISSN: 13993038
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2018

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