Prevalence of Food Allergy in Children: A Cross Sectional Study

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  • Khayriyah Albahi Therapeutical Nutrition Department, College of Health Sciences, Zawia University, Libya https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1066-7944
  • Esra Oun Therapeutical Nutrition Department, College of Health Sciences, Zawia University, Libya

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Children, Food, Food allergens

Abstract

Aims. The aim of this study was to identify the most common food allergens among children in the Al Ajeilat city, Libya. Methods. A prospective three centers cross-sectional study was conducted on 230 Libyan children with food allergy diagnosed by a doctor, and their ages ranged from 4 months to 14 years. Results. The results showed that the most common food allergens were fruits, with a percentage of 33%, followed by eggs and cow’s milk at 13.9%, then wheat soybeans fish nuts tomatoes at 12%, 7.8%, 6.9%, 6%. Conclusion. Our results showed that fruits, cow’s milk, and egg were most common food allergens in children in the Al-Ajeilat city, Libya. Most of the patients were found to be poly-sensitized. Food allergy remains an important health concern due to increasing prevalence worldwide.

Cite this article: Albahi K, Oun E. Prevalence of Food Allergy in Children: A Cross Sectional Study. Alq J Med App Sci. 2022;5(2):592-595. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7452246

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2022-12-18

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Khayriyah Albahi, & Esra Oun. (2022). Prevalence of Food Allergy in Children: A Cross Sectional Study . AlQalam Journal of Medical and Applied Sciences, 5(2), 592–595. Retrieved from https://journal.utripoli.edu.ly/index.php/Alqalam/article/view/206

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