Food sensitisation is common in children with atopic dermatitis, and skin testing to detect possible food causes is not advised unless the patient has a history of food allergy and/or moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis that is unresponsive to optimal topical treatment.

Food sensitisation is common in children with atopic dermatitis [Image: Freepik].

  • Date: 20 April 2021
  • Time: 18h00
  • Topic: Atopic Dermatitis and Food Allergy – What does the research say
  • Presenter: Dr Corli Lodder


About Dr Cornelia Lodder

Dr Cornelia M (Corli) Lodder practices as a General Practitioner in George, Western Cape. She has a special interest in allergic diseases and is a member of the Allergy Society of SA. In 2003 she received a Diploma in Allergology at the SA College of Medicine and in 2005 opened one of the first dedicated allergy clinics in private practice in Alberton. She was involved in the writing of new guidelines for the treatment of Allergic Rhinitis as a member of the Allergic Rhinitis Working Group of SA which was published the SAMJ in 2006, 2015 and the latest in July 2020. In 2007 she was appointed as a part time researcher in the Department of Immunology at the University of Pretoria. The results of her research were presented at congresses both locally and internationally and resulted in four publications in International Journals. She was awarded a PhD in Nov 2011. The title of her PhD is: “Investigation of the neutrophil-directed anti-inflammatory properties of the
cysteinyl leukotriene receptor antagonist, montelukast.” Currently practicing as a GP and running an Allergy clinic in the practice in George, Western Cape. She is actively involved in lecturing at CME events mainly for general practitioners and pharmacists.