Allergies and immunology

Association between gout and high intakes of fructose – consider reducing it

This meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies investigated the association of fructose consumption with incident gout and hyperuricemia.

Cow’s milk protein allergy in infants - Tosh Stanley

PODCAST: Dr Tosh Stanley talks about the diagnosis and management of infants with cow’s milk protein allergy in primary care.

Psoriasis - Paul Jarrett

Dr Paul Jarrett talks about prescribing tips for psoriasis. Paul is a consultant dermatologist at Counties Manukau District Health Board and is clinical lead for dermatology teaching in the department of medicine at The University of Auckland.

Childhood Eczema - Paul Jarrett

Dr Paul Jarrett talks about managing childhood eczema. Paul is a consultant dermatologist at counties Manukau DHB and an honorary senior lecturer at The University of Auckland.

        

Immunisation - Nikki Turner

Dr Nikki Turner talks about immunisation in primary care. Nikki is director of the immunisation advisory centre (IMAC). She is an Associate Professor in theDepartment of General Practice and Primary Healthcare at the University of Auckland. Her special interests are in immunisation, preventative child health and child poverty.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Food Allergy in Children

Food allergies (FA) and other allergic diseases can result in life-threatening reactions as well as reduce quality of life. Food allergies can develop at any age, but are most common in young children 5 years and under, including young babies. 

Whilst the rates of FA in children in New Zealand are not known, in Australia up to 10% of 1 year olds have proven food allergy. The most common food allergies are to milk, egg and peanut. Other common allergens include fish, shellfish, tree nuts, kiwifruit, sesame, wheat and soy.

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