Print Email Facebook Twitter Food intolerance (food hypersensitivity) and chronic complaints in children: The parents' perception Title Food intolerance (food hypersensitivity) and chronic complaints in children: The parents' perception Author Aardoom, H.A. Hirasing, R.A. Rona, R.J. Sanavro, F.L. van den Heuvel, E.W. Leeuwenburg, J. Publication year 1997 Abstract The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence of food intolerance (FI) in Dutch 5- and 6-year-old children and its association with chronic ailments with a survey among parents by questionnaire. Based on parents' perception the prevalence of 'probable' FI was 3.8%. FI was associated with asthma, wheezing, eczema, hay fever, chronic rhinitis, hives, chronic diarrhoea and hyperactive behaviour. The Dutch research results are commensurate with the findings of a study carried out in the U.K. Parents frequently associate FI with eczema hives, chronic diarrhoea and hyperactivity. The association with FI remains for asthma, wheezing, chronic rhinitis, hay fever, chronic diarrhoea and hyperactive behaviour even after adjustment for this information bias. Conclusion. Many parents are not aware that chronic ailments in their child may be caused by FI. The associations of FI and chronic complaints are strong enough to justify the discussion with parents during the client contacts by school physicians, in order to assess the advantages of consulting a paediatrician or allergologist. Subject HealthChildrenChronic complaintsFood intoleranceSurveyAsthmaDiarrheaEczemaFemaleFood allergyHay feverHeadacheHumanHyperactivityMajor clinical studyMalePreschool childPrevalenceQuestionnaireRhinitisSymptomatologyWheezingAdultCatchment Area (Health)ChildChild, PreschoolChronic DiseaseFood HypersensitivityHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, PracticeHumansNetherlandsParents To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:4886ca28-5440-4eed-ada0-44e83fb58f8c DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s004310050566 TNO identifier 233809 ISSN 0340-6199 Source European Journal of Pediatrics, 156 (2), 110-112 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.