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Han H.,The First Affiliated Hospital of Bengbu Medical CollegeAnhui Province | Cao H.,The Third Peoples Hospital of BengbuAnhui Province
International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine | Year: 2016

This study estimates the prevalence of perceived food intolerance and its related factors among people with allergic skin diseases in Bengbu, China. A total of 446 patients with allergic skin diseases who came to the dermatological department in our hospital to check allergens were enrolled in this investigation. Serum IgG level specific for food was measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). The total positive rate of food intolerance was 66.4%, and the leading intolerance items were egg (51.57%), cow’s milk (16.14%), soybean (12.33%), crab (8.52%) and shrimp (6.50%). Males showed significantly higher positive rate for cow’s milk and wheat than females and various serum specific IgG level in response to cow’s milk and wheat were found in the different genders (P < 0.05). In different age groups, the positive rate for cow’s milk, crab, wheat and egg showed a different pattern and various serum specific IgG levels in response to cow’s milk, crab, egg, wheat, shrimp and tomato were found. The prevalence rate of food intolerance in people with allergic skin diseases was relatively high and egg was the major allergen in this population. Cow’s milk and wheat may contribute to allergic skin diseases in different genders and age groups. © 2016, E-Century Publishing Corporation. All rights reserved.

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