Artificial intelligence in the diagnosis of pediatric allergic diseases

Giuliana Ferrante, Amelia Licari, Salvatore Fasola, Gian Luigi Marseglia, Stefania La Grutta

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is a field of data science pertaining to advanced computing machines capable of learning from data and interacting with the human world. Early diagnosis and diagnostics, self-care, prevention and wellness, clinical decision support, care delivery, and chronic care management have been identified within the healthcare areas that could benefit from introducing AI. In pediatric allergy research, the recent developments in AI approach provided new perspectives for characterizing the heterogeneity of allergic diseases among patients. Moreover, the increasing use of electronic health records and personal healthcare records highlighted the relevance of AI in improving data quality and processing and setting-up advanced algorithms to interpret the data. This review aimed to summarize current knowledge about AI and discuss its impact on the diagnostic framework of pediatric allergic diseases such as eczema, food allergy, and respiratory allergy, along with the future opportunities that AI research can offer in this medical area.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)405-413
Number of pages9
JournalPediatric Allergy and Immunology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021


  • allergy
  • artificial intelligence
  • children
  • diagnosis
  • eczema
  • food allergy
  • respiratory allergy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology


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