Allergy survey

Dr. Ruchi Gupta is one of the researchers conducting the allergy survey. ( photo)

Indian American researchers are in the beginning stages of compiling information to better understand what types of foods cause allergic reactions among Indian American adults and children.

Dr. Ruchi Gupta of Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, Stanford University School of Medicine’s Dr. Chitra Dinakar, and Rush University Medical Center allergy and immunology Fellow Opal Gupta are conducting the research.

The trio created a voluntary, anonymous survey to better understand the topic. The survey will help gather data on the subject of which Opal Gupta says little is known.

When they released preliminary findings at the national American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Meeting in 2015, the researchers received great response.

Gupta said in an e-mail to India-West that they hope to complete and publish the study findings soon, but they need to recruit more patients before finalizing anything.

More information about the study can be found by visiting here:

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