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Researchers Confirm Early Intervention Curbs Peanut Allergies in Babies

[Source:  Medical X-Press: Image Credit: Daniele Pellati/public domain]

Cleveland Clinic researchers have found that starting peanut oral immunotherapy under medical supervision during infancy can improve a child’s immune response to the food over time. The findings were recently published in the Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology: In Practice.

Cleveland Clinic is the first health system in Northeast Ohio, and one of a few in the country, to offer oral immunotherapy for babies and toddlers who are allergic to peanuts. Through its Food Allergy Center of Excellence, children under age four have developed a tolerance for the food by eating tiny amounts of them in a step-by-step, controlled process.

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