Current opinion and review on peanut oral immunotherapy

Sharon Deol, J. Andrew Bird

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Abstract

In the last decade, peanut oral immunotherapy research has shown promise as an alternative treatment to avoidance in peanut-allergic patients. Research has not only focused on desensitization, but also on immunologic changes and sustained-tolerance. This article reviews the current literature and the historical background of oral immunotherapy as well as immune mechanisms in oral immunotherapy and other therapies being explored in food allergic individuals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3017-3021
Number of pages5
JournalHuman Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics
Volume10
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2014

Keywords

  • Desensitization
  • Food allergy
  • Oral immunotherapy
  • Peanut
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Pharmacology

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