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impact of oral immunotherapy on quality of life In egg allergy children

Alessandro Fiocchi, Maria Cristina Artesani, Carla Riccardi, Maurizio Mennini, Valentina Pecora, Vincenzo Fierro, Veronica Calandrelli, Lamia Dahdah, Rocco Luigi Valluzzi
BACKGROUND: The effects of omalizumab on food allergy thresholds have been little studied. OBJECTIVE: To assess the real-life effects of omalizumab on food threshold tolerability in children treated for severe asthma. METHODS: In this observational, real-life, efficacy study, we reviewed the food allergen thresholds of patients with severe asthma, as well as their immediate reactions to 2+ foods before and after a 4-month treatment with omalizumab...
February 20, 2019: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
Marta Vazquez-Ortiz, Paul J Turner
Food allergy is a major public health problem in children, impacting upon the affected individual, their families and others charged with their care, for example educational establishments, and the food industry. In contrast to most other paediatric diseases, there is no established cure: current management is based upon dietary avoidance and the provision of rescue medication in the event of accidental reactions, which are common. This strategy has significant limitations and impacts adversely on health-related quality of life...
March 2016: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
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