New guidelines to help patients with egg allergy
One in 50 children has an egg allergy. Egg allergy most commonly presents in infancy, with a prevalence of approximately 2% in children and 0.1% in adults.
BSACI has announced new additions to the BSACI 2021 guideline for the management of egg allergy. The guideline addresses the diagnosis and treatment of patients with egg allergy for healthcare professionals working in secondary care. It also includes guidance for families with egg allergic children and adult egg allergic patients.
The guideline, updated by the Standards of Care Committee (SOCC), including paediatric and adult allergists, paediatric and adult allergy specialist dieticians and clinical psychologists working with egg-allergic patients, has been updated following an extensive updated literature search. The new content includes an updated section on immunisation of egg allergic children, guidance for the home introduction of baked egg following resolution of egg allergy, updated egg introduction ladders, management of egg allergy in nurseries and schools and psychological implications of egg allergy. Egg allergy in adults has been expanded. Representatives from the patient charities, Allergy UK and Anaphylaxis Campaign, were part of the guideline writing group and involved in selection of topics, evidence and recommendations.
The guideline is a key resource for allergists and others with a specialist interest in allergy. Dr Susan Leech, co-author of the BSACI 2021 guideline for the management of egg allergy explains ‘We are delighted to announce the publication of the BSACI 2021 guideline for the management of egg allergy. It will provide healthcare professionals with the most up to date advice about the management of this common condition and improve outcomes for patients with egg allergy.’
The guideline is a key resource for allergists and others with a specialist interest in allergy.
Click here to access the BSACI 2021 guideline for the management of egg allergy.