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IMMUNOTHERAPY PATCH DESENSITIZES PEANUT ALLERGY

FCAAIA Notes: The “peanut patch” is not FDA approved and is not commercially available. Let’s assume it is someday.  Then, what might we expect from it?  Use of the patch will not “cure” peanut allergy, nor will it be a … Continue reading

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NEW GUIDELINE FOR PREVENTION OF PEANUT ALLERGY: WHERE WE STAND NOW IN PREVENTING FOOD ALLERGIES

FCAAIA Notes: Early introduction of solids including peanut decreases the risk of later allergy.  This recently published guideline regarding early introduction of allergenic foods is an extension of the LEAP and EAT studies about which I previously posted.  Babies with … Continue reading

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EARLY INTRODUCTION OF EGG, PEANUT LOWERS RISK FOR ALLERGY

FCAAIA Notes: The EAT (Enquiring About Tolerance) study  was published early this year by the same researchers in London who published the LEAP and LEAP-On studies.  This meta-analysis confirms the findings of EAT giving us assurance that its findings are … Continue reading

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EARLY PEANUT EXPOSURE REDUCES ALLERGY, LEAP-ON CONFIRMS

FCAAIA Notes: Last year, I reported herein the results of the LEAP study in which it was proven that early peanut introduction to at-risk infants decreased their rate of developing peanut allergy by age 5 by 80%.  If you didn’t … Continue reading

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EARLY PEANUT INTRODUCTION LOWERS ALLERGY RISK IN HIGH-RISK INFANTS

FCAAIA Notes: This article is just a reminder about the very important findings of the Learning Early About Peanut (LEAP) study published in March 2015 and referred to a few times in this blog. Infants at risk for peanut allergy … 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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INTERIM GUIDELINES ON EARLY CHILDHOOD PEANUT INTRODUCTION RELEASED

FCAAIA Notes: I posted a summary of the LEAP study on this web site recently. Within hours of the study results being announce, national food allergy experts met to start revising our recommendations on the introduction of peanut to an … Continue reading

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PEANUT PATCH FOR ALLERGIES IN THE WORKS

FCAAIA Notes: How exciting! Shortly after these data were released, the FDA granted “breakthrough therapy designation” to the peanut patch for children ages 6-11 with peanut allergy (“FDA Grants Breakthrough Designation for Viaskin Peanut in Children“).  The patch is not … Continue reading

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STUDY: FEEDING PEANUT TO HIGH-RISK INFANTS MAY REDUCE ALLERGY RATE

FCAAIA Notes: By now, probably everyone with any interest in food allergy has heard about this study. To summarize, it shows that infants at risk of peanut allergy (history of severe atopic dermatitis and/or egg allergy) who had a negative … Continue reading

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THE MANAGEMENT OF PEANUT ALLERGY

FCAAIA Notes: With the recent exciting research about early introduction of peanut to an infant’s diet, I thought it apropos to post a recent “state-of-the-art” review of peanut allergy. I put that phrase in quotes because things change fast in … Continue reading

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