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Clinical Trial Will Test Whether Omalizumab Can Reduce Food Allergy Reactions

KFA News Team ·
While experimental desensitization strategies are available in research settings, people with food allergies must avoid known allergens and are advised to carry injectable epinephrine to prevent potentially life-threatening allergic reactions caused by accidental exposures. To help alleviate this risk, a new study to evaluate an experimental treatment for food allergy launched today.
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17% of Children With Food Allergies May Have a Sesame Allergy

KFA News Team ·
Investigators at the National Institutes of Health have found that sesame allergy is common among children with other food allergies, occurring in an estimated 17% of this population. In addition, the scientists have found that sesame antibody testing—whose utility has been controversial—accurately predicts whether a child with food allergy is allergic to sesame. The research was published on Oct. 28 in the journal Pediatric Allergy and Immunology.
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New NIH Video Helps Explain Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The National Institutes of Health (NIAID) has developed a three-minute video animation that shows how the immune system responds to a food allergen and what you should do to avoid potential exposures.
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