Exploring the Natural History of Egg Allergy

This is a very interesting bit of reading!!!

eggEgg allergy is among the most common food allergies in children. One of the most comprehensive examinations of the natural history of egg allergy to date was published in the February 2014 issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Researchers from the Consortium of Food Allergy Research (CoFAR) set out to describe the natural course of egg allergy and to identify early predictors of the disease. Over a period of 74 months, they tracked the allergy in 213 children who were between 15 months and 3 years old at the beginning of the study.

By age six, approximately half of these children were able to tolerate egg. Compared to children who were not able to tolerate egg, these children had lower levels of egg-specific IgE, the antibody associated with food allergy. Based on these and other observations, the authors of this study—many of whom serve as advisors to…

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About cathalscookbookallergyfree

I am a 36 year old Mum of 3, Jack, Cathal, and Sarah Jane. Cathal has severe food allergies and this blog and webpage aim to help and support parents who find themselves having to cook allergy free meals, as I do on a daily basis.

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