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Oral immunotherapy for egg allergy in children.
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PMID:  23050539     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
To the Editor: In the study by Burks et al. (July 19 issue),(1) 22 of 40 patients (55%) passed the oral food challenge of 5 g of egg-white powder after 10 months of oral immunotherapy with egg-white powder. However, in the study by Burks et al., no oral food challenge was performed at baseline, although children with a history of anaphylaxis after egg ingestion were excluded. No clinical history of allergic symptoms and no in vitro test reliably predicts clinical food allergy.(2),(3) How can we be sure that the children had egg allergy at baseline and the results of . . .
Iride Dello Iacono; Maria C Verga; Salvatore Tripodi
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The New England journal of medicine     Volume:  367     ISSN:  1533-4406     ISO Abbreviation:  N. Engl. J. Med.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0255562     Medline TA:  N Engl J Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1471-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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