Potential therapies for food allergy: A review

Jacob D. Kattan, Julie Wang

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Food allergy is a widespread problem that has been increasing in prevalence in recent years. Avoidance of food allergens is difficult. Food allergic reactions are common and can be severe. Unfortunately, there is little in the way of therapies for food allergy, and strict allergen avoidance remains the standard of care. Several therapeutic approaches are currently being investigated, including subcutaneous, oral, and sublingual immunotherapy, anti-immunoglobulin E therapy, and traditional Chinese medicine. Although results thus far show promise for several of these strategies, further studies are needed to evaluate the safety, efficacy, and long-term outcomes before any food allergy therapies currently under investigation are ready for widespread use in clinical practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)110-115
Number of pages6
JournalPediatric Annals
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2013


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