New Study Suggests Egg Allergy Treatment

ScienceDaily reports that researchers at Duke University Medical Center and the University of Arkansas have completed a study which suggests that children allergic to eggs can overcome the allergy by eating gradually-increasing amounts of egg. Most study participants, who took a daily dose of egg over a two-year period, could eat two scrambled eggs without a reaction at the end of the study.

‘Egg allergies cause a significant decrease in quality of life for many people, so this study is exciting in that it brings us a step closer to being able to offer a meaningful therapy for these people,’ says Dr. Wesley Burks, chief of Duke's division of allergy and immunology. The study will appear in the January edition of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

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