Milk And Egg Allergies Harder To Outgrow

ScienceDaily (Dec. 17, 2007) — Considered “transitional” a generation ago, milk and egg allergies now appear to be more persistent and harder to outgrow, according to new research from the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

In what are believed to be the largest studies to date of children with milk and egg allergies, researchers followed more than 800 patients with milk allergy and nearly 900 with egg allergy over 13 years, finding that, contrary to popular belief, most of these allergies persist well into the school years and beyond.

“The bad news is that the prognosis for a child with a milk or egg allergy appears to be worse than it was 20 years ago,” says lead investigator Robert Wood, M.D., head of Allergy & Immunology at Hopkins Children’s. “Not only do more kids have allergies, but fewer of them outgrow their allergies, and those who do, do so later than before...”

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