Food allergy in children suffering from atopic eczema


Fabienne Rancé, MD, PhD, Allergologie – Pneumologie, Hôpital des Enfants, 330 Avenue de Grande Bretagne, 31026 Toulouse Cedex, France
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Whilst the association between eczema and food allergy is well established, the role of dietary manipulation in children with eczema remains controversial. These case histories highlight the differing outcomes that dietary manipulation may have in an infant with early onset, severe eczema and an older child with milder eczema. Management strategies and the evidence to support them are presented, followed by a review of clinical recommendations.