Immunotherapy for egg allergy may soon allow patients to eat a safe egg & nbsp | New study presented by study author Edwin Kim at the annual conference of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAI) in San Francisco found that after completion of the study, at Four Years of EOIT, some participants were able to safely include the egg in their diet for five years.
Speaking about this, Kim said, "Egg allergy is one of the most common food allergies and usually occurs. in early childhood. He has a significant risk of severe allergic reactions and has a negative impact on the quality of life of children with allergies. "
" While allergy seems to disappear with age, it can last for the second decade of life for most people. treatment that can allow an egg to enter the diet of someone with an allergy to eggs provides nutritional benefits and peace to the patient and their family, "adds Kim.
Experience began with eOIT or placebo for 55 patients. Treatment was randomized ̵
The treatment lasted for four years during which patients were tested for their susceptibility to eggs. desensitised – requiring more egg to trigger an allergic reaction – can eat 10 grams, or about two teaspoons of pure egg without a reaction.
The desensitized patients then stopped eOIT and were tested for susceptibility again. Those who did not respond are considered to be a long-term lack of response (SU). After completion of eOIT, it is recommended to add a concentrated egg (shredded, fried or boiled egg) and / or roast egg (eggs included in a cake) to the patient's diet. For five years after allergy treatment, patients were asked to tell how much they ate, how they ate, how often they ate and how they felt afterwards.
At the end of eOIT, 50% of patients are classified as SU, 28% of patients are classified as desensitized (no SU) and 22% as non-sensitive. Of the classified SU patients, 100% were able to eat both baked and concentrated eggs.
The study found that desensitized, non-desensitized and placebo groups had more variable swallowing of roast and concentrated egg and had a greater chance of symptoms than
Speaking of this, Kim said, "These results further support the effectiveness of eOIT as a safe way to desensitize children and young people with an allergy to eggs, "the recent study also suggests that eating eggs can actually reduce the amount of time the patient has an allergy so that any amount of egg, which is included in the patient's diet with an allergy, is useful. "