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AUGUST 2016: FOOD ALLERGY NEWS

8/10/2016:  Peanut Desensitization for 1 to 3 year olds

According to a small study involving 40 children recently completed by the National Institute of Health, after giving the 1 to 3 year-olds very small doses of doctor supervised amounts of peanut powder, for two years, 80% of them could tolerate some foods containing small amounts of peanuts. [1]

8/10/2016:  New Company Creating Desensitization Doses

AIMMUNE is a new company in San Francisco, California implementing a Characterized Oral Desensitization ImmunoTherapy a.k.a. CODIT program to create precisely control amounts (in capsule form) of allergens to achieve a level of desensitization (but will require on-going doses). They are starting with peanuts and moving onto eggs in 2017.[2] 

[1] https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160810104017.htm

[2] http://ir.aimmune.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=254097&p=irol-pressReleasesArticle&ID=2194768 

 

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