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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.

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...

Randomized Trial of Peanut Consumption in Infants at Risk for Peanut Allergy 23/02/2015

Background The prevalence of peanut allergy among children in Western countries has doubled in the past 10 years, and peanut allergy is becoming apparent in Africa and Asia. We evaluated strategies...

Maternal Intake Of Dietary Methyl Donors In Pregnancy And Childhood Asthma At 7 Years 20/05/2014

Rationale: Prenatal folate and other methyl donor intake are currently being evaluated as potential contributors to the development of childhood asthma. Existing studies have been variable, showing...

Egg consumption in pregnancy and infant diets: How advice is changing 16/04/2014

Abstract Eggs are a nutrient-dense, relatively inexpensive and convenient food, suitable for consumption by pregnant and breastfeeding women and infants. However, there appears to be some confusion...

IgE-mediated food allergy in children 09/07/2013

Food allergy is a serious health issue aff ecting roughly 4% of children, with a substantial effect on quality of life. Prognosis is good for the most frequent allergens with almost all children...

Prevalence of challenge-proven IgE-mediated food allergy using population-based sampling and predetermined challenge criteria in infants. 01/03/2011

Background Several indicators suggest that food allergy in infants is common and possibly increasing. Few studies have used oral food challenge to measure this phenomenon at the population level....

Can early introduction of egg prevent egg allergy in infants? A population-based study. 01/10/2010

Objective We aimed to determine whether confirmed egg allergy in 12-month-old infants is associated with (1) duration of breast-feeding and (2) ages of introducing egg and solids. Methods In a...