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October 24, 2012

Food Allergy in the Elderly

I am a researcher and educator at the University of Beira Interior, Portugal. We are now implementing research on aging subjects. I haven't found information on food allergy in the elderly. Can results on food allergy available for adults be transposed to elderly patients? Thank you in advance.

This is an excellent question. I am unaware of any data regarding food allergy in the elderly. I think it would be very important to determine whether the limited data in adults can be extrapolated to the elderly population. I would strongly encourage you to explore this area.

Hugh A. Sampson, MD

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