Yıl: 2021 Cilt: 19 Sayı: 2 Sayfa Aralığı: 71 - 77 Metin Dili: İngilizce DOI: 10.21911/aai.628

Food Allergy Management Has Been Negatively Impacted During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Objective: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic creates secondary problems for the health care system, and understanding specific issues can guide the management of the pandemic and its future consequences. We aimed to characterize the problems and related risk factors experienced with outpatient compliance and dietary compliance of children with food allergies during the COVID-19 pandemic. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted on the mothers of children with ongoing food allergies, eight months after Turkey’s first confirmed case of COVID 19.Results: Of the 288 patients, 76.3% and 40.2% were non-adherent to their scheduled appointments and oral food challenge, respectively, during the pandemic. The group non-adherent to their scheduled visit was significantly older (p=0.005), had more frequent home food trials without the consent of their physicians (p<0.001), and had less usable epinephrine auto-injectors (EAI) available compared with the adherent group (p<0.001). Eighty-nine patients (30.9%) with home food trial experience had more essential food allergies (p<0.001) and experienced more allergic reactions (p=0.002), compared with patients who adhered to dietary elimination. Thirty parents (10.4%) eliminated some foods from their children’s diet because of the suspected reactions.Conclusion: The COVID-19 pandemic, significantly reduces adherence with scheduled appointments and OFC, and increases home food trials and food eliminations without physician approval.
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APA AYTEKIN E, DAL S, ÜNSAL H, AKARSU A, OCAK M, ŞAHINER Ü, SOYER Ö, ŞEKEREL B (2021). Food Allergy Management Has Been Negatively Impacted During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Astım Allerji İmmünoloji, 19(2), 71 - 77. 10.21911/aai.628
Chicago AYTEKIN Elif SOYAK,DAL Sevda TÜTEN,ÜNSAL Hilal,AKARSU Ayşegül,OCAK Melike,ŞAHINER Ümit Murat,SOYER Özge,ŞEKEREL Bülent Enis Food Allergy Management Has Been Negatively Impacted During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Astım Allerji İmmünoloji 19, no.2 (2021): 71 - 77. 10.21911/aai.628
MLA AYTEKIN Elif SOYAK,DAL Sevda TÜTEN,ÜNSAL Hilal,AKARSU Ayşegül,OCAK Melike,ŞAHINER Ümit Murat,SOYER Özge,ŞEKEREL Bülent Enis Food Allergy Management Has Been Negatively Impacted During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Astım Allerji İmmünoloji, vol.19, no.2, 2021, ss.71 - 77. 10.21911/aai.628
AMA AYTEKIN E,DAL S,ÜNSAL H,AKARSU A,OCAK M,ŞAHINER Ü,SOYER Ö,ŞEKEREL B Food Allergy Management Has Been Negatively Impacted During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Astım Allerji İmmünoloji. 2021; 19(2): 71 - 77. 10.21911/aai.628
Vancouver AYTEKIN E,DAL S,ÜNSAL H,AKARSU A,OCAK M,ŞAHINER Ü,SOYER Ö,ŞEKEREL B Food Allergy Management Has Been Negatively Impacted During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Astım Allerji İmmünoloji. 2021; 19(2): 71 - 77. 10.21911/aai.628
IEEE AYTEKIN E,DAL S,ÜNSAL H,AKARSU A,OCAK M,ŞAHINER Ü,SOYER Ö,ŞEKEREL B "Food Allergy Management Has Been Negatively Impacted During the COVID-19 Pandemic." Astım Allerji İmmünoloji, 19, ss.71 - 77, 2021. 10.21911/aai.628