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The Use of Dietary Interventions in Pediatric Patients

Version 1 : Received: 6 November 2018 / Approved: 8 November 2018 / Online: 8 November 2018 (03:55:15 CET)

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Madzhidova, S.; Sedrakyan, L. The Use of Dietary Interventions in Pediatric Patients. Pharmacy 2019, 7, 10. Madzhidova, S.; Sedrakyan, L. The Use of Dietary Interventions in Pediatric Patients. Pharmacy 2019, 7, 10.


Complementary and alternative treatment approaches are becoming more common among children with chronic conditions. The pravelance of CAM use among US adults was estimated to be around 42% in 2015, and around 44% to 50% among adults with neurologic disorders. Studies report children with chronic illnesses such as cancer, asthma, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), genetic disorders, and other neurodevelopmental disorders are treated with complementary and alternative treatments at higher rates. Dietary therapies are gaining increasing popularity in the mainstream population, due to the heavy media involvement. Although, majority of “fad” diets do not have enough supporting evidence, some dietary therapies have been utilized for decades and have numerous published studies. The objective of this review is to describe the dietary interventions used in children with the specific chronic conditions, to evaluate their efficacy based on published data, and to encourage pharmacist involvement in the management and care of such patients.


pediatric pharmacy; complementary alternative medicine; dietary interventions; oral manifestations; chronic pediatric conditions; ketogenic diet; gluten free casein free diet


Medicine and Pharmacology, Pediatrics, Perinatology and Child Health

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