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Food allergy and anaphylaxis – 2055: Slow specific oral tolerance induction in children with hen’s egg allergy. 3-days on / 4 days off schedule
World Allergy Organization Journal volume 6, page P138 (2013)
Specific oral tolerance induction (SOTI) therapy has been used for treat children with food allergy. Patients usually intake food allergens every day in slow-SOTI protocol, but other protocols have not yet been evaluated.
The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of SOTI with 3-days on/4-days off schedule per one week for children with hen’s egg allergy.
Seven children aged 9 months to 6.6 years (median 1.7 years) with hen’s egg allergy were performed open oral food challenge tests with boiled hen’s egg to define the threshold dose. Subjects underwent SOTI in which they intake boiled hen’s egg at home 3 days every week. The dose was increased every 1 to 2 weeks from approximately one fourth of the threshold dose to 60g. Clinical response and immunologic changes before and after SOTI were evaluated.
Six of 7 subjects (85.7%) could intake higher doses of boiled egg more than the threshold doses. It took 30 to 121 days (median 51 days). Serum total immunoglobulin E (IgE) changed from 297 IU/ml (mean of six patients) to 294 IU/ml, egg white-specific immunoglobulin E (sIgE) increased from 10.1 UA/ml to 16.1 UA/ml, ovomucoid sIgE increased from 4.2 UA/ml to 6.7 UA/ml, peripheral eosinophils counts decreased from 550/μl to 472μ/l , and wheal size in skin prick test decreased from 4.4mm (mean diamiter) to 2.7mm after SOTI.
Three-days on/4-days off schedule in slow SOTI is comparable to everyday schedule for patients with hen’s egg allergy.
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Mikami, K., Ogawa, N., Ogawa, N. et al. Food allergy and anaphylaxis – 2055: Slow specific oral tolerance induction in children with hen’s egg allergy. 3-days on / 4 days off schedule. World Allergy Organ J 6, P138 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1186/1939-4551-6-S1-P138
- Food Allergy
- Skin Prick Test
- Food Allergen
- Threshold Dose
- Food Challenge