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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:12 pm 
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ngesting gradually larger amounts of egg protein may wipe out the allergy in children, researchers found.

After two years of oral immunotherapy, 28% of children in a randomized controlled trial passed an oral challenge and were able to eat eggs a year later, Wesley Burks, MD, of Duke University Medical Center, and colleagues reported in the July 19 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.


http://www.medpagetoday.com/AllergyImmu ... ergy/33816

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:03 pm 
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Great article, and very encouraging!! There is so much good work going on at Duke University in the area of allergy reserach and treatments, and it is wonderful to read about the latest findings. Thank you so much for posting this. This gives me such hope for the future.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:55 pm 
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Wow, that's great! I'm very thankful for the families who are going through the studies and look forward to the day when this is available to the rest of us.

It certainly does look promising.

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