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CHOP LogoA study presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI), asserts that individuals who have outgrown a food allergy may be at risk of developing eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) to the same food.

“EoE is characterized by the presence of large numbers of white blood cells called eosinophils in the tissue of the esophagus, which causes inflammation or swelling of the esophagus,” said Jonathan M. Spergel, MD, PhD, FAAAAI, one of the study authors. “Foods like dairy products, egg, soy and wheat are main causes of EoE.”

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The results of a 3 year study of the effectiveness of Oral Immunotherapy (OIT) for desensitization of peanut allergy in children was published today in the medical journal The Lancet.

The study, co-sponsored by the University of Cambridge and Addenbrooke’s Hospital, followed 85 children aged 7-16 with confirmed peanut allergy from January 2010 through March 2013.

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AAAAI

According to US News and World Report, a study presented this week at a meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) described the case of a boy who was cured of his peanut allergy after a bone marrow transplant.

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Xolair

A pilot study conducted at Boston Children’s Hospital Division of Allergy and Immunology and Harvard Medical School shows promise that treatment combining the asthma drug Xolair® with oral desensitization therapy facilitates rapid desensitization in children with severe peanut allergies.

The study, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JACI), followed 8 boys and 5 girls aged 8-16 years with histories of significant allergic reactions to peanuts.

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Recently published research in Science Translational Medicine shows that defective genes known to play a role in connective tissue disorders also plays a significant role in the development of allergies.

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AAAAI

FARE reports that the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology have issued a consensus report on the current state of allergen immunotherapy (AIT).

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Vitamin D and PregnancyA study published in the February issue of the Journal Allergy concludes that high levels of vitamin D in the blood of expectant mothers correlated with increased incidence of food allergy in their children.

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Diets for food-allergic children that are restricted to avoid allergens may impair their growth, researchers reported Monday at the annual conference of the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology.

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AAAAIForeign-born children who did not have allergies before moving to the US were more likely to develop them after 10 years of residence, a study presented at the ongoing annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology found.

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Flu Shot

Children with severe egg allergy can safely receive a single dose of the seasonal influenza vaccine, a University of Michigan study finds.

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