Objective: To specify the association between atopic dermatitis and food allergies in students of Human Medicine in a private university in Lima-Peru. Methods: An observational, analytical, cross-sectional study that included 355 students of human medicine between the ages of 18 and 25 years, of a private university in Lima-Peru, through a virtual survey. The data were analyzed using Fisher's technique, Student's T test, and Poisson regression. Results: In a model that was adjusted by age and sex, having atopic dermatitis was associated with 5.53 times the probability of having food allergies (95 % confidence interval, 3.12-9.79). Conclusion: There was an association between the precedent of atopic dermatitis and reported food allergies in 28.95 % of the students of human medicine of a private university in Lima-Peru.
|Translated title of the contribution
|Food allergy and its association with self-reported atopic dermatitis in young adults in Lima-Peru
|Number of pages
|Revista Alergia Mexico
|Published - 2021