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Salicylate elimination diets in children: is food restriction supported by the evidence?

Paul E A Gray*
Med J Aust 2013; 199 (7): 460. || doi: 10.5694/mja13.11012
Published online: 7 October 2013

In reply: We are pleased that our publication has generated discussion regarding the benefits of low salicylate diets. However, the correspondence and references from Heller and colleagues and Breakey do not provide any further evidence for the use of such diets and simply reaffirm the lack of good-quality data in this area. Until such data are available, the use of salicylate elimination diets remains an evidence-free zone.

  • Paul E A Gray*

  • Sydney Children’s Hospital, Sydney, NSW.


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* On behalf of Mehr S, Katelaris CH, Wainstein BK, Star A, Campbell D, Joshi P, Wong M, Frankum B, Keat K, Dunne G, Dennison B, Kakakios A, Ziegler JB.

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