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Relationship of diet in the development of atopy in infancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6509767     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We examined the relationship of diet to the development of atopic manifestations in a group of infants with an immediate family history of atopy, followed prospectively from birth for up to 20 months of age. There was no relationship between the development of atopic dermatitis, rhinitis and wheeze and either 2 or 4 months exclusive breast feeding, or the introduction of cow's milk or solids in the first 4 months of life. In addition there was no relationship between the introduction of milk, egg or wheat into the diet and the development of skin-test positivity to these foods. In fact, five infants developed positive skin tests to the food prior to its introduction into the diet, suggesting exposure via maternal breast milk. Thus we have been unable to show a protective effect of either breast feeding or cow's milk or solid avoidance on the development of atopic disease in infancy.
P P Van Asperen; A S Kemp; C M Mellis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical allergy     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0009-9090     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Allergy     Publication Date:  1984 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-02-11     Completed Date:  1985-02-11     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0311172     Medline TA:  Clin Allergy     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  525-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Breast Feeding
Diet* / adverse effects
Food Hypersensitivity / etiology*,  prevention & control
Hypersensitivity, Immediate / etiology*,  prevention & control
Infant Food / adverse effects
Infant, Newborn
Milk / adverse effects
Skin Tests

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