Nonallergen-specific Treatments for Food Allergy

Jay A. Lieberman, MD; Julie Wang, MD

Disclosures

Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol. 2012;12(3):293-301. 

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Conclusion

Although allergen-specific immunotherapy appears to hold a bright future in the treatment of food allergy, this treatment is not without risks and may not be efficient for those with multiple food allergies. Therefore, effective allergen nonspecific therapies would be an ideal alternative for these individuals as a primary or adjunctive treatment. Various forms of these allergen nonspecific therapies are currently under investigation, and some have already shown promising results in human studies. Relevant studies discussed in this review are summarized in Table 1.

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