Peanut Allergy Breakthrough
23 August 2017 14:20
An allergy to peanuts is recognised as one of the most severe food allergies due to its prevalence, persistency and potential severity of allergic reaction which can result in anaphylaxis. The principle treatment at the moment is the use of an Epipen injection which must be carried at all times.
However, Australian researchers have carried out a small clinical trial which has seen positive results in 82% of the children on the trial who had received the immunotherapy treatment had become tolerant to peanuts.
At Allergy Medical UK we are aware of how effective immunotherapy is in ‘re-educating’ the immune system so we are really excited about this treatment and hope it will be widely available very soon.
Read the Guardian article: Peanut allergy cured in majority of children in immunotherapy trial