Current Allergy and Asthma Reports

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 48–54

Therapeutics in Food Allergy: The Current State of the Art

Anaphylaxis and Drug Allergy (P Lieberman and S Spector, Section Editors)

DOI: 10.1007/s11882-011-0235-2

Cite this article as:
Otsu, K. & Fleischer, D.M. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep (2012) 12: 48. doi:10.1007/s11882-011-0235-2

Abstract

Food allergy is an increasing public health dilemma in Westernized countries, yet no viable treatments are currently available for those who are afflicted. The only options available for patients with food allergies are prevention of reactions by strict avoidance of the offending food(s) and symptomatic treatment of any adverse effects from accidental exposures. Approaches are being pursued to develop treatments, and allergen-specific therapies such as oral immunotherapy, sublingual immunotherapy, and epicutaneous immunotherapy with different foods have shown promise. Other modalities are also being investigated, potentially leading to the discovery of novel therapeutic options.

Keywords

Food allergy Treatment IgE-mediated Oral immunotherapy Sublingual immunotherapy Epicutaneous immunotherapy 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Department of MedicineUniversity of Colorado DenverAuroraUSA
  2. 2.Division of Pediatric Allergy and ImmunologyNational Jewish HealthDenverUSA

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