Future therapies for food allergy.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Food allergy affects 3.9% of US children and is increasing in prevalence. The current standard of care involves avoidance of the triggering food and treatment for accidental ingestions. While there is no current curative treatment, there are a number of therapeutic strategies under investigation. Allergen specific therapies include oral and sublingual immunotherapy with native food protein as well as recombinant food proteins. Allergen non-specific therapies include a Chinese herbal formula (FAHF-2) and the use of anti-IgE monoclonal antibody therapy. Although none of these treatments are ready for clinical use, these therapeutic strategies present promising options for the future of food allergy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • McWilliams, LM; Mousallem, T; Burks, AW

Published Date

  • October 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 1479 - 1484

PubMed ID

  • 22894951

Pubmed Central ID

  • 22894951

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2164-554X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.4161/hv.20868


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States