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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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NIH PANEL RECOMMENDS EARLY PEANUT INTRODUCTION FOR HIGH-RISK INFANTS

FCAAIA Notes: Early introduction of solids including peanut decreases the risk of later allergy. This recently published guideline regarding early introduction of allergenic foods to infants is an extension and formal recommendation after the LEAP and EAT  studies about which … 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 INTRODUCTION OF FOOD ALLERGENS GETS MIXED RESULTS

FCAAIA Notes: The EAT study described here was a natural follow-up to last year’s LEAP study.  Unfortunately, the protocol was very difficult to follow as it required that some 3-6 month old children were given a relatively large amount of … 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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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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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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HIGH HOPES FOR HYPOALLERGENIC PEANUTS

FCAAIA Notes: This is really exciting research, but let’s not get too excited yet.  First of all, “hypoallergenic” does not mean “non-allergenic”. Peanut allergic patients would still need to be cautious.  More importantly, until EVERY peanut in the environment is … Continue reading

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