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EPIT: A way to deal with the rise of peanut allergies in Asian children
 

EPIT: A way to deal with the rise of peanut allergies in Asian children

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A novel treatment known as epicutaneous immunotherapy or EPIT, delivers small amounts of peanut protein through the skin and could help control the rising rates of peanut allergies in Asian children and young adults.
 
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18 Dec 2016 - General
 
Thanks for the very important questions Daniel Wee . The study is actually designed to assess epicutaneous immunotherapy in general. I believe this is just a pilot study that open the way to...
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All is well until I read that a specific peanut protein was used. Just wondering if it's the only protein causing the allergy? Or are there other allergens in peanut? If that wasn't the main allergen then the test would "seem" effec...
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Wow. I hope that soon there will be a skin patch for those who have an allergy with sea foods too! This will surely arise anytime next year. Sjnce it was stated in the article that the trial seemed to be successful. This will be good news for every p...
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Peanut allergy can be life threatening at times. I have seen cases of young children dying after ingestion of peanut from anaphylaxis. Parents can try as much as possible to avoid peanuts, but when the child is at school, it is possible for him to ea...
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Mahmoud AbdelAziz In recent years, awareness about peanut allergy in children has risen, as has the number of peanut allergy cases reported. In May 2010, a study noted that the rate of pean...
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Peanut allergy develops usually during childhood and continues lifelong. Peanut allergy cases are on the rise in Malaysia and Singapore and can be life threatening in some cases. The wearable patch may carry the promise to do the job of desensitizing...
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