Allergy

Year Published: 2019

Journal

Pediatr Allergy Immunol

Authors

Pajno GB, Castagnoli R, Antonella M, Alvaro-Lozano M, Akdis CA, Akdis M, Arasi S

Methods

This article reviews the current evidence surrounding use of immunotherapy in treating food allergies, like a peanut allergy.

Key Findings

Food allergy immunotherapy may be a good option that can reduce the risk of a potential life-threatening reaction if an allergen is accidentally ingested. The authors recommend, however, that research should consider a personalized approach to treatment for each patient, taking into account safety and quality of life. More research is needed to identify biomarkers and immunological pathways involved in immunotherapy treatments.