Over 14 percent of Vietnamese children below 5 suffer allergic skin infections

According to a study of Dr. Le Thi Minh Huong, deputy director of the Central Hospital of Children in Hanoi and her partners in Hanoi, the northern city of Hai Phong and Ho Chi Minh City, the rate of children below 5 suffering from allergic skin infection is 14.19 percent.

This was released at a scientific seminar in HCMC on May 24 about nutrition for children held by Vietnam Pediatric Association and Nestle Nutrition Institute. 

Dr. Grace L. Uy from the Nestlé Nutrition Institutes in South East Asia said that three nations in the region with more cases of allergic skin infection are Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia. It shows that if both mother and father suffer one kind of allergy; as a consequence, the rate of their children having allergy will be 50-80 percent.

By Hai Thuy - Translated by Anh Quan

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