What month was your PA child (or your PA self) born in?

Posted on: Tue, 07/02/2002 - 11:09am
MattsMom's picture
Joined: 09/17/2000 - 09:00

pIn the past 2-3 days I have done a LOT of reading trying to put together a folder of articles on CAP-RAST testing. Somewhere in all that reading is an article that I believe talked about the peanut allergy specifically, but definently did include PA at least as a portion of the article, in which there was a statement made saying that children allergic to peanuts tended to be born in the months of October, November, and December. I've been trying desperately to go back through everything I've read in the last 3 days to find it again so I could either provide a link, or at least a direct quote, but as yet have not run across it again. I'll look some more tonight after I get the kids to bed. /p
pAnyway. The point to all this is I found that statement to be surprising. Not because I disbelieve it, but simply because I never once would have thought that such a trend could exist. I have NO clue how the month of birth (actually I'm guessing it would be more along the lines of...time of year the mother was pregnant, but I could be wrong) could have anything to do with being peanut allergic or not, but I figured the statement was interesting enough to come here and post about it. See if we could put together our own mini-"study" on the matter. /p
pSo....what month was your PA child (or self) born in?/p
pMatthew was born in December, but only barely. He was due the 26th and born the 29th./p

Posted on: Tue, 07/02/2002 - 11:12am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Son with known PA (5yo) - October 25th.
Son not PA so far (3yo) - October 28th.

Posted on: Tue, 07/02/2002 - 11:29am
marina_twinmom's picture
Joined: 09/06/2001 - 09:00

My son (PA and TNA) and daughter (not allergic) were both born in July.

Posted on: Tue, 07/02/2002 - 11:32am
Gail W's picture
Joined: 12/06/2001 - 09:00

8 year old DD w/ PA and TNA: November 16th
I think the article you saw was in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology's July 2001 issue. The primary author is Scott Sicherer of Mt. Sinai and FAAN who coordinated the volunteer registry of over 5,000 registrants allergic to pn and/or tn.
I hope this links you to the article located on FAAN's website:
This is probably the quote you saw:
"Registrants were more likely to be born in October, November, and December."
Cool thread idea! We'll see if it holds true here!

Posted on: Tue, 07/02/2002 - 11:35am
5boysrus's picture
Joined: 06/06/2002 - 09:00

We're still working through possible diagnosis of PA but my son was born in June.

Posted on: Tue, 07/02/2002 - 11:39am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

PA son born April 1998

Posted on: Tue, 07/02/2002 - 11:54am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

pa son born in march

Posted on: Tue, 07/02/2002 - 12:02pm
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

PA son born in November.

Posted on: Tue, 07/02/2002 - 12:25pm
Anna's picture
Joined: 07/20/1999 - 09:00

Yep. I fall into that month range too! Wow!

Posted on: Tue, 07/02/2002 - 12:38pm
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

DS born in July (one month premature).
other son, (not allergic) born in May

Posted on: Tue, 07/02/2002 - 12:44pm
lisa from Australia's picture
Joined: 04/02/2002 - 09:00

I have pa and I was born (eldest of identical twins) July 30 '63. So it is almost my birthday. My daughter Jan 24' 93. She had her pa confirmed at about 3. I would not know when my twin sister and I found out. But we would have been very young and back then (in the 1960's) pa was rare (along with most allergies) at least people did not know much about it.


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