food allergy

AAP's first-ever action plan for epinephrine and anaphylaxis
AAP's first-ever action plan for epinephrine and anaphylaxisAnaphylaxis is a serious, life-threatening allergic reaction that can occur suddenly without warning. In children and adolescents, the leading cause of anaphylaxis is exposure to food allergens. Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published 2 clinical reports that discuss guidance on appropriate epinephrine use for anaphylaxis and developing an emergency action plan for patients at risk.
New guidelines for early peanut exposureNew recommendations for infant exposure to peanuts to prevent peanut allergy address something many pediatricians have long suspected: Early exposure to peanuts, even in infants that have eczema, could prevent development of peanut allergy.
ALLERGY & IMMUNOLOGY: What’s new in food allergiesPromising avenues for addressing peanut allergies include early-exposure preventive strategies, improved testing methods, and immunotherapeutic treatment approaches, said Robert A Wood, MD, FAAP. He spoke during a session titled “Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergy: What’s New?”
Pediatric psoriasis, eczema: Triggers and therapiesIn part two of our discussion, Kelly Cordoro, M.D., associate professor of dermatology and pediatrics at the University of California in San Francisco, discusses environmental and microbial triggers and when to choose systemic therapies with Dermatology Times editorial advisor, Elaine Siegfried, M.D.
Food allergy panel testing often leads to misdiagnosisTo determine the utility of food allergy panel testing among patients referred to a pediatric food allergy center, investigators conducted a retrospective chart review of such patients for whom a primary care provider had obtained a standard panel of immunoglobulin E (IgE) tests.
Study explores atopic dermatitis-food allergy link
Study explores atopic dermatitis-food allergy linkAn animal study published online Nov. 3 in the Journal of Clinical Investigation links skin sensitization, gastrointestinal inflammation and food allergy.
Keeping epinephrine on hand at school saves livesSchools that stock epinephrine for emergency use to treat anaphylaxis caused by food reactions or other triggers can see striking benefits, a new study shows.
Food allergy more common in inner-city childrenFood has joined the list of allergies for which inner-city children are at higher risk, according to a recent study, which found that at least 1 in 10 young children from 4 large cities had an allergy to peanuts, eggs, or milk.
Immunotherapy for food allergy: Promise and progress
Immunotherapy for food allergy: Promise and progressAllergen-specific immunotherapy, although still experimental, is becoming an area of active research for treatment of food allergy in children.
PODCAST: Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD discusses her work on oral immunotherapy with childrenKari Nadeau, MD, PhD discusses her work on oral immunotherapy with children at the Nadeau Laboratory at Stanford University School of Medicine, California.