Science and Engineering in Derby and Derbyshire
Food allergy affects around 5% of children and the incidence has increased dramatically in recent years. There is currently no cure for food allergy and management is restricted to avoidance of the implicated food and emergency treatment of symptoms caused by accidental ingestion. The constant vigilance required to avoid food allergens has a huge impact on the daily lives of patients and their families.
This talk will cover the issues faced by families living with food allergy and review the latest research focusing on the quality of life of patients and their families. Ways in which quality of life is currently being assessed will be discussed alongside possible methods of improving quality of life for those living with food allergy.
13th October 2009
18:45 to 20:00
University of Derby