Hazardous Medications in Children with Egg, Red Meat, Gelatin, Fish, and Cow’s Milk Allergy
Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology,Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Okan University, 34722 Istanbul, Turkey
Clinica Pediatrica, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria, Dipartimento di Medicina e Chirurgia University of Parma, 43100 Parma, Italy
Pediatric Unit, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Bologna, 40138 Bologna, Italy
UO Pediatria e Pronto Soccorso, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Consorziale Policlinico Pediatric Hospital Giovanni XXIII, 70126 Bari, Italy
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Medicina 2019, 55(8), 501; https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina55080501
Received: 27 June 2019 / Revised: 6 August 2019 / Accepted: 14 August 2019 / Published: 19 August 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Food Allergies)
Childhood food allergies are a growing public health problem. Once the offending food allergens have been identified, a strict elimination diet is necessary in treatment or prevention of most of the allergic reactions. Accidental food ingestion can lead to severe anaphylaxis. Food- derived substances can be used in medications at various stages of the manufacturing process. In this review, the possible roles of medications which may contain egg, red meat, gelatin, and fish allergens on allergic reactions in children with food allergy were evaluated.