Food allergy - top articles for May 2014

Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles about food allergy for May 2014:

Primary prevention of food allergy in children and adults: no good evidence for any intervention

"Dude! You mean you've never eaten a peanut butter and jelly sandwich?!?" Nut allergy as stigma in comic books

Serum basal tryptase may be a good marker for predicting risk of anaphylaxis in children with food allergy

Due to amount of time children spent in bedroom, mattress dust may be important source of exposure to food allergens

Mothers of food-allergic children (aged 8-16) have increased anxiety and stress. Children anxiety was not found

Primary prevention of food allergy in children and adults: very little evidence

Management of food allergy: encouraging studies for OIT but evidence is questionable, often with adverse effects

No evidence to support the use of prebiotics or probiotics for food allergy prevention

Food Allergy Education for the Newly Diagnosed Pediatric Patient - part 1 and 2 (free full text) and

State of the art on food allergen immunotherapy: Oral, sublingual, and epicutaneous - Behind paywall, unfortunately.

Oral immunotherapy for peanut allergy in children (STOP II) trial: desensitisation was achieved in 62% of patients

Saga of food oral immunotherapy: previous conclusions that OIT is safe and effective might be somewhat subjective. OIT remains experimental, not ready for clinical use until side-effects are known. OIT studies with milk show participants developing EoE or redeveloping the allergy after tolerating therapy. It is important to understand that OIT research cannot be rushed, and is years away from routine clinical use

Food allergy management in 4 steps (click to enlarge the image).

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

Please feel free to send suggestions for articles to AllergyGoAway AT gmail DOT com and you will receive an acknowledgement in the next edition of this publication.

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