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Prevalence and Diagnosis of Sesame Allergy in Children with IgE-Mediated Food Allergy.

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Summary of "Prevalence and Diagnosis of Sesame Allergy in Children with IgE-Mediated Food Allergy."

Sesame allergy is estimated to affect 17% of children with IgE-mediated food allergy, and often co-occurs with peanut/tree nut sensitization and allergy. Sesame-specific IgE levels may have utility in the clinical management of these patients.

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Name: Pediatric allergy and immunology : official publication of the European Society of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
ISSN: 1399-3038
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