Food allergy in children and young people (CG116)
Fast, easy summary view of NICE guidance on 'food allergy in children and young people'
Diagnosis and assessment of food allergy in children and young people in primary care and community settings
The advice in the NICE guideline covers:
- Children and young people up to their 19th birthday who have symptoms or signs that could suggest food allergy.
- Children and young people who are at greater risk of developing a food allergy. For example, they may already have another condition linked with allergies such as asthma, atopic eczema (an allergy-related type of eczema that tends to run in families) or allergic rhinitis (a type of allergy that includes hay fever). Alternatively, they may have a parent, brother or sister with a food allergy or allergy-related condition.
It does not specifically look at:
- Children and young people who have a reaction to a food that is not caused by the immune system (for example, an intolerance to lactose, the main sugar found in dairy products).
This guidance has been incorporated into the following NICE Pathways, along with other related guidance and products.
Visit the NICE Pathway: food allergy in children and young people
This page was last updated: 17 February 2014
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Review decision date: TBC
Following consultation with stakeholders this guideline has now been placed on the static list.
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- CG116 Food allergy in children and young people: glossary of terms
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