EAACI Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Guidelines published

EAACI Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Guidelines

Over the past two years, the EAACI Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Guidelines Group has undertaken a comprehensive evidence-based review of food allergy and anaphylaxis in children, adolescents and adults. Members of the six task forces making up the Guidelines Group are health care professionals and scientists along with representatives of patient groups and regulators. The Guidelines were launched at the EAACI Congress, 7-11 June 2014 in Copenhagen.

The Guidelines are made up of chapters representing manuscripts that have been published in the journal Allergy. An electronic copy of the book is available for EAACI members to download. Supplementary material (226 pages) associated with each of the systematic review chapters is freely available as a pdf document here.

Guideline chapters include: diagnosis and management of food allergy; primary prevention of food allergy in children and adults; managing patients with food allergy in the community; and protecting consumers with food allergies. The Guidelines also contain systematic review chapters on the prevalence of common food allergies in Europe and primary prevention of food allergy in children and adults. Development of protocols for systematic reviews also formed a large component of the overall study, and several chapters are dedicated to this area of work.

Links to the open-access papers making up the Guidelines can be accessed on the EAACI website.

Reference: Muraro A, et al 2014. Allergy. Vol.69(5) pp. 590-601. Doi: 10.1111/all.12398.