Promising research in the treatment of food allergies

Promising research in the US may mean a cure for food allergies could be on the horizon.

A Stanford University research team has conducted trials testing new approaches for treating patients with milk allergies. Using a drug called omalizumab, the experimental therapy involves using the drug for 16 weeks to prevent the immune system from responding to certain allergens. By gradually exposing patients to increasing amounts of milk powder, desensitising them to the allergen.
After the 16-week desensitisation period, patients were still were given increasing doses of milk, without the drug.
Results show that of the 11 patients who began the trials, 10 can consume as much dairy as they want without any reaction.
For the full report-
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/04/24/MN4J1J4LUF.DTL


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