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Consensus communication on early peanut introduction and the prevention of peanut allergy in high-risk infants

David M Fleischer, Scott Sicherer, Matthew Greenhawt, Dianne Campbell, Edmond Chan, Antonella Muraro, Susanne Halken, Yitzhak Katz, Motohiro Ebisawa, Lawrence Eichenfield, Hugh Sampson, Gideon Lack, George Du Toit, Graham Roberts, Henry Bahnson, Mary Feeney, Jonathan Hourihane, Jonathan Spergel, Michael Young, Amal As'aad, Katrina Allen, Susan Prescott, Sandeep Kapur, Hirohisa Saito, Ioana Agache, Cezmi A Akdis, Hasan Arshad, Kirsten Beyer, Anthony Dubois, Philippe Eigenmann, Monserrat Fernandez-Rivas, Kate Grimshaw, Karin Hoffman-Sommergruber, Arne Host, Susanne Lau, Liam O'Mahony, Clare Mills, Nikolaus Papadopoulos, Carina Venter, Nancy Agmon-Levin, Aaron Kessel, Richard Antaya, Beth Drolet, Lanny Rosenwasser
Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2015, 136 (2): 258-61
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The purpose of this brief communication is to highlight emerging evidence to existing guidelines regarding potential benefits of supporting early, rather than delayed, peanut introduction during the period of complementary food introduction in infants. This document should be considered as interim guidance based on consensus among the following organizations: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Israel Association of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Japanese Society for Allergology, Society for Pediatric Dermatology, and World Allergy Organization. More formal guidelines regarding early-life, complementary feeding practices and the risk of allergy development will follow in the next year from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases-sponsored Working Group and the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

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