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Avoidance of food allergens in childhood asthma.
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PMID:  15876598     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Twenty-four patients of moderate persistent perennial asthma with documented aggravation to severe persistent asthma, during monsoon season in the past two years, were put on specific elimination diet during August and September. The diet was based on results of in-vitro allergy tests for a selected food panel. On specific elimination diet, five patients improved to mild persistent asthma and twelve patients improved to mild persistent asthma with occasional exacerbations . Six patients remained at moderate persistent asthma and only one patient deteriorated to severe persistent asthma. These results indicate that food avoidance may help in asthma control in children.
S R Agarkhedkar; H B Bapat; B N Bapat
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian pediatrics     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0019-6061     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian Pediatr     Publication Date:  2005 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-05-06     Completed Date:  2006-09-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985062R     Medline TA:  Indian Pediatr     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  362-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Allergy Research Institute, Sinhagad Road, Vadgaon Budruk, Pune, 411 051, India.
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MeSH Terms
Asthma / epidemiology*
Child, Preschool
Food Hypersensitivity / epidemiology*,  prevention & control*
Immunoglobulin E / analysis
India / epidemiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Allergens; 37341-29-0/Immunoglobulin E

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