Researchers at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, are seeking children who are at least 2 years old with food allergy to see if they are more likely to have nutritional deficiencies and whether this is affected by the type/number of food allergies.
Did you know?
- The prevalence of food allergy has increased over the last three decades in the United States and around the world.
- Children with food allergy are 2 to 4 times more likely to be diagnosed with asthma or other allergic conditions than children without food allergy.
- Food allergy may be a trigger for atopic dermatitis and eosinophilic esophagitis.
The objective of the study is to learn more about the causes of food allergy and how it affects overall health and nutrition. There is no charge to participate in this research study. All study-related medical care, including clinic visits and procedures, are provided free of charge. Compensation is provided.