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Recent advances in peanut allergy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12045419     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Peanut remains preeminent as the food allergen most associated with severe and fatal allergic reactions. Reactions are frequent despite patients' best efforts to avoid peanut. In the future, better information sharing and communication between families and both schools and restaurants may lead to a decrease in the rate of severe reactions induced by exposure to peanut outside the home. Reaction severity may increase over time but up to 25% of young peanut allergic individuals may outgrow their peanut allergy. Personalized care plans and education programmes may have an impact on avoidance of peanut and on the appropriate responses of caregivers. Peanut's allergenicity may be affected by the method of cooking, with roasted peanuts appearing more allergenic than boiled or fried peanuts. Immunotherapy with modified peanut allergens and DNA based vaccines may soon move from animal studies to clinical trials.
Jonathan O'B Hourihane
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in allergy and clinical immunology     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1528-4050     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol     Publication Date:  2002 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-06-04     Completed Date:  2002-10-18     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100936359     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  227-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Infection Inflammation and Repair, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust, Southampton, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Peanut Hypersensitivity / epidemiology*

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