The new diagnostic test, which accurately discriminates peanut allergy
from tolerance, will mean we can target avoidance to those patients really at risk and remove the considerable stress that comes from the many false positive sensitivity tests," he added.
With commercial availability of the uKnow Peanut Test, we expect that many patients who were previously diagnosed with peanut allergy
will now be given additional information at the molecular level to better assess their lifestyle and management choices.
Exposure was compared in three groups of children of the same age: Children with peanut allergy
, children with egg allergy but not peanut sensitized and non-allergic children.
We believe that our ISS-based peanut allergy
immunotherapeutic addresses the major challenge in treating this deadly allergy, namely, the ability to mask presentation of the allergen and promote a Th1 response, thus effectively transforming the allergen into a drug," said Dino Dina, MD, president and chief executive officer of Dynavax.
Food allergies are a very common life-limiting condition, especially in children, and cause hundreds of fatalities every year, so the development of an oral vaccine to treat peanut allergy
has the potential to change thousands of lives all over the world.
Randomized trial of peanut consumption in infants at risk for peanut allergy
Among the 530 children who had no signs of peanut allergy
(on a skin-prick test) when they entered the study, 14 percent of those who avoided peanut butter--but just 2 percent of those who ate peanut butter--were allergic by age five.
Pediatric allergist Gideon Lack of King's College London and his team enrolled babies ages 4 to 11 months who were deemed at elevated risk of peanut allergy
because they either had severe eczema or were allergic to eggs.
An exciting new trial showing you can slash the risk of peanut allergy
by exposing babies as young as four months to peanuts comes as no shock to me.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Introduction of peanut products into the diets of infants at high risk of developing peanut allergy
was safe and led to an 81 percent reduction in the subsequent development of the allergy, based on a clinical trial.
The best way to prevent a peanut allergy
in young children is to feed them peanut products, Irish Times reports referring to a study published on Monday.
For years, parents of babies who seem likely to develop a peanut allergy
have gone to extremes to keep them away from peanut-based foods.