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Food allergy in the developing world

Published:November 22, 2017DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaci.2017.11.008
      Food allergy (FA) in the developing world was once thought to be rare, but emerging epidemiological data in the recent decade have shown otherwise. This could be attributed to previous underrecognition or underreporting of FA prevalence; alternatively, it could reflect steadily increasing prevalence of FA in parallel with rising economic growth. Here, we review the epidemiology of FA in the developing world.

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