PL-5.2 2020 update on allergies in kids
Wednesday December 02, 2020 from 09:00 to 09:30
Presenter

Christine McCusker, Canada

Associate professor

Pediatrics

Montreal Children's Hospital, McGill University Health Center

Overview

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In the past 2 years allergy practice has changed significantly.  Infant feeding reconmmendations continue to change. New evidence suggests that early introudction of complex foods is important but practical aspects of this introduction is often poorly explained.  Helping families begin safe introduction of foods early in life will reduce risk of life long food allergy.  Children with early sensitization may also benefit from rapid intervention to eliminate allergies in young children.

Also new to the field is the approach to children with "rule out" medication allergy.  Delabeling of children early reduces the possibilitiy of persistent misdiagnosis later in life.

Objectives

As a result of attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss food allergy prevention strategies and introduction of foods in infants
  • Describe oral immunotherapy for children
  • Discuss best management for children with possible medication allergy

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