Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology

, Volume 17, Issue 3, pp 361–381

Immunotherapy for food allergies

Past, present, future
  • Samuel B. Lehrer
  • Laurianne G. Wild
  • Kenneth L. Bost
  • Ricardo U. Sorensen
Food Sensitivity


The future certainly holds promise for the treatment of food allergies. Generally, future treatments can be divided into immunological manipulation of the food-allergic subject (mucosal vaccines, new immunotherapies, cytokine level alterations) or manipulation of the food through genetic engineering to diminish or abolish its allergenic activity.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Samuel B. Lehrer
    • 1
  • Laurianne G. Wild
    • 1
  • Kenneth L. Bost
    • 2
  • Ricardo U. Sorensen
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Department of MedicineTulane University Medical CenterNew Orleans
  2. 2.Department of BiologyUniversity of North Carolina at CharlotteCharlotte
  3. 3.Division of Allergy and Immunology, Department of PediatricsLouisiana State University Medical CenterNew Orleans

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