Food allergy - top articles for August 2012

Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles about allergic rhinitis for July 2012:

It will be at least 5 to 10 years before oral immunotherapy for food allergy could be used clinically. A single 'failure' of oral immunotherapy for food allergy could result in a serious, even life-threatening reaction

The latest on oral immunotherapy for food allergy - video by the director of Mass General food allergy center

Long-ago asthma diagnosis didn't explain boy’s difficulty breathing - The Washington Post

Epinephrine Self-Administration in Anaphylaxis: EpiPen delivers 74% of the dose vs. 26% for Anapen, Twinject, Adrenaclick - Syringe-based autoinjectors (eg, Anapen, Twinject, and Adrenaclick) are only capable of delivering 25.7% of the total 300 µg (77 µg or 0.08 mL of the 0.3 mL) of the dose contained in the device, whereas the EpiPen autoinjector (a cartridge-based device) delivers 74.3% (223 µg or 0.22 mL of the 0.3 mL) of the dose contained in its device.

Anaphylaxis: When It Comes to Education, Give Them All They Need and More

Allergy to beer in LTP-sensitized patients: beers are not all the same. Skin testing can identify the culprit

Suspect co-factor enhanced food allergy in food, alcohol, exercise and NSAID allergic reactions

The Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine by Pediatric Food-Allergic Patients in Japan

Price of life-saving allergy injections has spiked: EpiPen price has more than doubled over the past 25 years

Experimental "skin patch could free thousands of sufferers from peanut allergy"

Negligible risk of allergic reactions to wine in patients allergic to milk, egg, fish (despite traces of casein, isinglass, egg found in wine)

EpiPen manufacturer offers free injectors to US schools -- Coincides with launch of voice-guided, smaller competing device

New Epinephrine Auto-Injector Talks Patients Through Injection Process, has a 5-second countdown, signaling lights

The articles were selected from my Twitter stream @Allergy and Google Reader RSS subscriptions. Some of the top allergy accounts on Twitter contributed links. I appreciate the curation provided by @JuanCIvancevich @AllergyNet @IgECPD4 @DrAnneEllis @AACMaven @AllergieVoeding @allergistmommy @mrathkopf @wheezemd.

Please feel free to send suggestions for articles to and you will receive acknowledgement in the next edition of this publication.

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