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High dose peanut patch shows promise for peanut sensitivity

November 14, 2017

Read the Perspective from Matthew Greenhawt, MD

Patients with peanut sensitivity who wore a 250-µg epicutaneous immunotherapy-based peanut patch had a significant treatment response compared to patients wearing patches with smaller doses or placebo, according to phase 2b trial findings recently published in JAMA.

“Numerous single-center studies [on immunotherapies] have been published; although they have demonstrated induction of varying degrees of desensitization, there is concern about significant risk of severe treatment-associated adverse reactions,” Hugh A. Sampson, MD, department of pediatrics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City, and colleagues wrote. “Moreover, only a minority of treated patients achieve any measure of longer-term tolerance.”

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Outpatient program appears safe, effective in patients allergic to chemotherapy

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Many food allergic adults develop a new food allergy in adulthood

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Antibiotic allergies less prevalent than once believed

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