Tag Archives: Oral immunotherapy

ALLERGEN IMMUNOTHERAPY: AN UPDATED REVIEW OF SAFETY

FCAAIA Notes: The four broad categories of treatment for allergic rhinitis are avoidance of triggers, symptom reliever (rescue) medications, controller (preventive) medications, and allergen immunotherapy.  Only immunotherapy can “cure” the disease by changing the way your immune system recognizes and … Continue reading

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AAAAI: ORAL IMMUNOTHERAPY FOR GLUTEN ALLERGY PASSES TEST BUT QUESTIONS REMAIN ON SAFETY, EFFECTIVENESS

FCAAIA Notes: If you have been following this blog over the years (or search it now), you know that I have posted many articles about oral immunotherapy (OIT) to food.  This study looked at the feasibility of OIT to wheat.  … Continue reading

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SKIN PATCH SAFE, MODESTLY EFFECTIVE FOR PEANUT ALLERGY

FCAAIA Notes: Epicutaneous immunotherapy (EPIT) has been under study for peanut desensitization for quite some time.  It is still a long way from market. EPIT appears effective in protecting peanut allergic patients from small accidental ingestions.  Some patients even tolerated … Continue reading

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ORAL IMMUNOTHERAPY FOR EGG ALLERGY

FCAAIA Notes: I have written about food oral immunotherapy (OIT) many times in this column.  This is another study indicating that OIT to food, in this case egg, is not 100% effective, is not a permanent cure if not continued … Continue reading

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FDA DESIGNATES ORAL IMMUNOTHERAPY AS BREAKTHROUGH FOR CHILDREN WITH PEANUT ALLERGY

FCAAIA Notes: Oral immunotherapy (OIT) for peanut is effective but not without risk.  The doses tolerated (the equivalent of 2-3 peanuts) in the studies leading to the FDA’s approval to start phase 3 studies (testing of drug on patients to … Continue reading

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LONGER-TERM SLIT SHOWS PROMISE FOR PEANUT ALLERGY

FCAAIA Notes: There is a lot of news about oral food desensitization, or oral immunotherapy (OIT). Of course the reported news is always about the most exciting and promising advances. But, these reports need to be vetted carefully, as not … Continue reading

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ASTHMA PATIENTS AT RISK FOR MORE REACTIONS DURING FOOD OIT

FCAAIA Notes: Oral food desensitization (oral immunotherapy, OIT)  is not without risk.  In fact 5-10% of patients undergoing food OIT experience significant reactions, including anaphylaxis in some cases.  Asthma is a risk factor for OIT reaction.  I don’t see this … Continue reading

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EOE DEVELOPED IN PATIENTS WITH IGE-MEDIATED FOOD ALLERGY AFTER OIT

FCAAIA Notes: Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) has been recognized with increasing frequency in a variety of settings.  It can present in a variety of ways, in part depend on the patients age.  In some, it presents as gastroesophageal reflux unresponsive to … Continue reading

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