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Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergy in the United States

Food allergy is a public health problem that affects both children and adults and may be increasing in prevalence. Currently there is no treatment for food allergy, however recent studies suggest that early introduction of certain food allergens may lead to a reduction in the development of food allergy. NIAID recently convened an expert panel to discuss how best to incorporate these findings into the 2010 Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergy in the United States.

View the 2015 Meeting Agenda (PDF)

View the 2015 Expert Panel and Coordinating Committee rosters

In 2010, NIAID worked with professional organizations, federal agencies, and patient advocacy groups to develop concise clinical guidelines for healthcare professionals on the diagnosis and management of food allergy and the treatment of acute food allergy reactions.

Complete 2010 Guidelines

 

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Summary for Clinicians

 

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Summary for Patients and Families

 

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Literature Review

Read or download a copy of the independent, systematic literature review which was used in conjunction with consensus expert opinion to develop the guidelines.

Resources, Publications, and Presentations

See a list of resources and dates of public presentations about the guidelines.

Guidelines Development Process

Learn more about the process used to produce the guidelines:

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Last Updated June 15, 2015

Last Reviewed March 15, 2010