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JL Friedlander, WJ Sheehan, SN Baxi. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract.
Purpose OF THE study.
The goal of this study was to investigate the relation between food allergy and asthma morbidity in inner-city students with asthma. A maryland total of 300 elementary school students with physician-diagnosed asthma were enrolled over a period of 6 years in the School Inner-City Asthma Study in the northeastern United States. Subjects were eligible if they had wheezing, used controller medications, or had unscheduled asthma health care attack visits for asthma in the previous 12 months.
This population was primarily a nonwhite ( 95 impoverished cohort with 47 of caregivers reporting an annual income of 25 000.
An extensive baseline survey was administered to the child' caregiver. Asthma morbidity outcomes included clinical symptoms, the effect on activities of daily living, resource utilization, and lung function measurements. Food allergy history included symptoms experienced within 1 hour of ingestion of reported allergenic foods.
Pulmonary function testing was performed according to American Thoracic Society guidelines.
Twenty-four percent of the study population had physician-diagnosed food allergy, with peanut and then tree nuts being the most prevalent foods involved.
Multiple food allergies were present in 49 of the subjects with food allergy.