Egg allergy in pediatrics. Pediatric committee document of the argentina association of allergy and clinical immunology [Alergia al huevo en Pediatría. Documento del Comité de Pediatría de la Asociación Argentina de Alergia e Inmunología Clínica]
Parisi C.A.S.,Comite de Pediatria |
Bozzola M.,Comite de Pediatria |
De Gennaro M.,Comite de Pediatria |
Maspero J.F.,Comite de Pediatria |
And 7 more authors.
Archivos de Alergia e Inmunologia Clinica | Year: 2012
Eggs are a source of low cost high biological value protein and complex B vitamins important for the child's nutrition. Culturally it is one of the staples of our diet and because of this, egg allergy is one of the most common food allergies in childhood and has its greatest impact on preschool children. These children represent a vulnerable population because they are at an important stage in their growth and development and the treatment of this condition generates the adoption of restrictive diets that may impact negatively on their health and quality of life. This impact is given in part by the ubiquity of their proteins that largely restrict the diet and generates risks of allergic reactions that increase as the child grows and earns greater independence. Given the importance of this issue the Pediatrics Committee conducted an updated review to provide useful tools to manage this condition.