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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 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...

Randomized controlled trial of early regular egg intake to prevent egg allergy 20/08/2016

Abstract Background The ideal age to introduce egg into the infant diet has been debated for the past 2 decades in the context of rising rates of egg allergy. Objective We sought to determine whether...

Long-term treatment with egg oral immunotherapy enhances sustained unresponsiveness that persists after cessation of therapy 26/02/2016

Background We previously reported the results of a randomized placebo-controlled study of egg oral immunotherapy (eOIT) in which 27.5% of subjects achieved sustained unresponsiveness (SU) after 2 ...

Consensus Communication on Early Peanut Introduction and the Prevention of Peanut Allergy in High-Risk Infants 23/09/2015

On behalf of American Academy of Asthma Allergy and Immunology, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and...

Making Sense of Allergies 04/06/2015

Summary In the guide, Making Sense of Allergies, allergy specialists and charities warn that essential information and life-saving actions are being diluted in a sea of over diagnosis. There has been...