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Posted by: LinksEtc
« on: March 24, 2012, 12:39:28 PM »

"The prevalence of plant food allergies: a systematic review."

by Laurian Zuidmeer, Klaus Goldhahn, Roberto J Rona, David Gislason, Charlotte Madsen, Colin Summers, Eva Sodergren, Jorgen Dahlstrom, Titia Lindner, Sigurveig T Sigurdardottir, Doreen McBride, Thomas Keil

CONCLUSION: Population-based prevalence estimates for allergies to plant products determined by the diagnostic gold standard are scarce. There was considerable heterogeneity in the prevalence estimates of sensitization or perceived allergic reactions to plant food.
Posted by: LinksEtc
« on: March 24, 2012, 12:37:57 PM »

"Food Allergy in Kids Not Being Optimally Diagnosed"

The survey involved 40,104 children; of these, investigators identified 3339 children with food allergy.

oral food challenge was done in just 15.6% of children

Formal diagnoses were most frequently confirmed by oral food challenge for milk allergy (22.4%), soy (19.2%), peanut (16.1%), wheat (15.5%), shellfish (14.4%), tree nut (12.6%), egg (12.4%), sesame (11.2%), and fin fish (9.1%).

From sesame research thread
Sesame Research (links clearinghouse thread)
Posted by: AdminCM
« on: August 22, 2011, 02:00:49 PM »

A member (account now deleted) posted on 06/21/10 at 06:18 pm:

"A population-based study on peanut, tree nut, fish, shellfish, and sesame allergy prevalence in Canada"

sesame, 0.10% (95% CI, 0.04%-0.17%)


"US prevalence of self-reported peanut, tree nut, and sesame allergy: 11-year follow-up."

Sesame allergy was reported by 0.1% (95% CI, 0.0% to 0.2%)