Oral desensitization for food hypersensitivity.


Journal Article

Food allergy has become an increasingly prevalent international health problem. Allergic reactions can result in life-threatening anaphylaxis in a short period of time, so the current standard of care dictates strict avoidance of suspected trigger foods and accessibility to injectable epinephrine. Intervention at the time of exposure is considered a rescue therapy rather than a disease-modifying treatment. Investigators have been studying allergen immunotherapy to promote induction of oral tolerance. This article examines the mechanisms of oral tolerance and the breakdown that leads to food allergy, as well as the history and current state of oral and sublingual immunotherapy development.

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Cited Authors

  • Land, MH; Kim, EH; Burks, AW

Published Date

  • May 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 31 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 367 - xi

PubMed ID

  • 21530825

Pubmed Central ID

  • 21530825

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1557-8607

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.iac.2011.02.008


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States