Allergic gastroenteritis on the rise in babies

Hospital admission for paediatric allergic gastroenteritis has risen fourfold in Australia and New Zealand since the late 1990s, a study shows.

Researchers, led by Dr Ray Mullins from John James Medical Centre in Canberra, sought to determine whether non-IgE mediated food allergy is increasing in line with IgE-mediated food allergy and anaphylaxis.