Eggs are the most frequent kind of food causing allergy to children in Spain.It has a 2,5% incidence during the first two years. Considering 76% of the cases, allergy appears before 5 years, 12% between 5 and 10 years, and another 12% between 10 and 15.
Some 20%, that is to say, one every five children being currently allergic to eggs, will continue to be so in the future. Likewise, their reactions will be more severe, according to the consensus document published by the Spanish Society for Clinical Immunology, Allergy and Pediatric Asthma (SEICAP).
The amount of children not having been able to get over the allergy to eggs has increased during the last five years. Oral Induction to Tolerance is the only option available to solve this kind of allergy, a therapy consisting on the ingestion of growing quantities of egg proteins in a progressive way.
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