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Allergy

For an overview of recent research and reports on egg allergy, please see our page here. Alternatively you can read the latest individual pieces of research on eggs and allergy below.

Early life innate immune signatures of persistent food allergy 13/09/2018

Melanie R. Neeland, PhD, Jennifer J. Koplin, PhD, Thanh D. Dang, PhD, Shyamali C. Dharmage, MBBS, MSc, MD, PhD, Mimi L. Tang, MBBS, PhD, FRACP, FRCPA, FAAAAI, Susan L. Prescott, MD, PhD, FRACP,...

Egg-specific IgE and basophil activation but not egg-specific T-cell counts correlate with phenotypes of clinical egg allergy 01/07/2018

Background Egg allergy is phenotypically heterogeneous. A subset of patients with egg allergy can tolerate egg in an extensively heated form. Inclusion of baked egg (BE) into the diet accelerates...

British eggs: Back on the menu for all 13/02/2018

Abstract This article updates the latest guidance and research on the suitability of eggs as a good source of nutrition for particular population groups. This follows the publication of two important...

Food Allergy: Update on Prevention and Tolerance 27/11/2017

Abstract Of the many possible hypotheses which explain the recent rise in childhood food allergy, the dual allergen exposure hypothesis has been the most extensively investigated. This chapter serves...

Early life innate immune signatures of persistent food allergy 24/10/2017

Abstract Background Food allergy naturally resolves in a proportion of food allergic children without intervention, however the underlying mechanisms governing the persistence or resolution of food...

Timing of food introduction and development of food sensitization in a prospective birth cohort 29/05/2017

Abstract Background The effect of infant feeding practices on the development of food allergy remains controversial. We examined the relationship between timing and patterns of food introduction and...

Two-step egg introduction for prevention of egg allergy in high-risk infants with eczema (PETIT): a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial 13/12/2016

Abstract Background Evidence is accumulating that early consumption is more beneficial than is delayed introduction as a strategy for primary prevention of food allergy. However, allergic reactions...

A randomized trial of egg introduction from 4 months of age in infants at risk for egg allergy 14/10/2016

Abstract Epidemiological evidence suggests delayed introduction of egg may not protect against egg allergy in infants at risk of allergic disease. Objective To assess whether dietary introduction of...

Effects of maternal dietary egg intake during early lactation on human milk ovalbumin concentration: a randomized controlled trial 07/10/2016

Abstract Background: There is limited understanding of how maternal diet affects breastmilk food allergen concentrations, and whether exposure to allergens through this route influences the...

Timing of Allergenic Food Introduction to the Infant Diet and Risk of Allergic or Autoimmune Disease A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis 21/09/2016

ABSTRACT Importance  Timing of introduction of allergenic foods to the infant diet may influence the risk of allergic or autoimmune disease, but the evidence for this has not been comprehensively...