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What causes some children to be allergic to various foods?
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Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
In brief: Multifactorial
Not a single cause found and various possible factors are not well defined.
Susceptibility to allergies (food or airborne) seems to run in families. Early and late introduction of common allergenic foods (milk, eggs, soy, wheat peanuts, fish, shellfish) have been associated to development of allergy. This question is currently a subject of intense research.

In brief: Multifactorial
Not a single cause found and various possible factors are not well defined.
Susceptibility to allergies (food or airborne) seems to run in families. Early and late introduction of common allergenic foods (milk, eggs, soy, wheat peanuts, fish, shellfish) have been associated to development of allergy. This question is currently a subject of intense research.
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