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Professor of the Akdeniz University School of Medicine Dr. In research conducted under the coordination of Ayşen Bingöl, it was determined that food allergies showed regional differences.

According to AA; Akdeniz University Medical School, Department of Child Health, Professor. Dr. The 50-man team headed for Bingol, Istanbul, Aegean, Çukurova, which also included Karadeniz Technical University and Euphrates, doing work for food allergies in 25 university hospitals in various regions of Turkey.

In a study conducted on children with food allergens for 248 years, it was determined that food allergies ranging from asthma and eczema to growth retardation and even death showed geographical differences.

According to the study, "milk allergies" were found in the Aegean and Marmara regions, while it was found that "egg allergies" were common in the Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea, Central Anatolia, and Eastern Anatolia.

In the Eastern Anatolia Region, 82.1 percent of the children surveyed, 71.8 percent in the Mediterranean, 66.7 percent in the Central Anatolian Region and 55.6 percent in the Black Sea were found to have egg allergies. In the same age group, milk allergies were determined at 65.6% in the Aegean Region and 63.1% in the Marmara Region.

Food allergies are also found to cause allergic shock, which is 16 percent of vital risk.


"Turkey's 25th National Congress of Allergy and Clinical Immunology", which is also chairman of Prof. Dr. Bingol, AA said in a statement to reporters, said that two years of researching challenging places to learn food allergic status in children in Turkey.

As in the rest of the world and in Turkey voicing being a major health problem of food allergies in Bingol children, said: "According to our work, Aegean and look more milk allergies in Marmara, Mediterranean, Black Sea, Central Anatolia and Eastern Anatolia Egg allergy often seen in their area and they are often seen as food allergies to shellfish, fish, beans and flour, and food allergies can also develop against rare foods such as rice, meat and sesame, loss of appetite, vomiting, changes in feces, eczema, asthma and growth retardation, this is very important.


Showing that food allergies can cause allergic shock in children, Bingöl said that these patients had to carry an adrenaline pen used in the treatment of severe life-threatening allergic reactions.

Bingöl shows that the diagnosis of food allergies is important. Bingöl stressed that the diagnosis of additional food allergies would interfere with the quality of life of children and families and stated that this would affect nutrition.

Bingol, who stated that failure to diagnose food allergies would cause significant health problems in children, said that allergists could make a diagnosis based on clinical findings, physical examination, history and laboratory results.


"The main reason why food allergies have a geographical feature is that people eat and consume nutritional and food habits," Bingöl said, changing the molecular structure of nutrients, according to processing.

Considering all age groups, most children are allergic to food voicing Bingöl, saying the following information: "Age 0-2 years by age group, milk most often, 2-5 years of milk, eggs, shellfish, beans, fish, and flour due to food allergies is seen. When children grow, seafood and dried fruits are increasingly important. We are a country that is geographically rich. Different dietary habits and different food consumption patterns can cause differences in these food allergies. "


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