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Drug hastens multiple food allergy treatment: Research

15 December 2017 | News

The research published in The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology showed omalizumab increased the speed and safety of treatment for multiple food allergies issues

Team of researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine maintain that combining the antibody drug omalizumab with a procedure to desensitize children to multiple food allergies is safe and effective.

The research published in The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology showed omalizumab increased the speed and safety of treatment for multiple food allergies issues.

Dr. Sharon Chinthrajah, the study’s senior author said, “We were excited to see the clinical efficacy of this combination approach using omalizumab and multiple foods.”

Authors said the trial used a placebo-controlled, randomized design to determine whether omalizumab made it safer and faster for children to receive oral immunotherapy to desensitize them to multiple foods simultaneously.

The results also showed at the end of the nine-month trial that 83 percent of children receiving omalizumab tolerated at least two grams of two different food allergens while only 33 percent receiving a placebo reached the same level of tolerance.

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