Oral Immunotherapy to peanut shown to be generally safe in young children

Specific oral tolerance induction (oral immunotherapy) to peanut has received varied opinions, with some studies showing the risk of severe reactions being greater in those undergoing oral immunotherapy than those practising avoidance. Below is a new study showing promising safety data for young children undergoing peanut oral immunotherapy.

New data published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice suggests that oral immunotherapy is safe for preschool-aged children with peanut allergies.

Source https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/04/190417102838.htm