TITLE

CRACKING PEANUT ALLERGIES

PUB. DATE
November 2003
SOURCE
Scholastic Parent & Child;Nov/Dec2003, Vol. 11 Issue 3, p63
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
According to the David Hide Asthma and Allergy Research Centre in England, 3.3% of children worldwide are allergic to peanuts--that's three times the number reported in 1989. The research team suspects that the rise in allergies is due to more women eating peanut products while pregnant or breastfeeding. Children may become sensitized to the allergenic peanut proteins before birth or through breast milk--a theory that is being more closely studied. The good news is that researchers have discovered an antibody that can substantially decrease patient sensitivity to peanuts. The new treatment, which requires monthly injections, can raise tolerance to nearly nine peanuts.
ACCESSION #
11347476

 

Related Articles

  • RESILIENT ALLERGY.  // Dermatology Times;Jan2003, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p12 

    Reports on the incidence of peanut allergy in children. Ages of children who are positive for peanut allergy; Recurrence of peanut allergy symptoms after testing negative for peanut allergy.

  • Building resistance. Watson, Andrew // New Scientist;8/1/2009, Vol. 203 Issue 2719, p28 

    The article discusses research being done on food allergy in children. It references a study by a team from Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, England, published in "Allergy." Children were exposed by the researchers to a daily dose of peanut flour, starting with just 5 milligrams. It was...

  • Goodbye to the goober. Sedgwick, John // Newsweek;10/14/1996, Vol. 128 Issue 16, p80 

    Reports that one percent of American children are estimated to have a peanut allergy. Precautions that some schools have taken to prevent peanut allergy attacks on the premises; Why the number of children with peanut allergy appears to be growing in the 1990s.

  • Put off peanuts. Godbey, Susan Flagg; Goldstein, Laura // Prevention;Feb97, Vol. 49 Issue 2, p49 

    Reports on the increase in allergies to peanuts among young children. Symptoms of peanut allergies; Study published in the August 1996 issue of `British Medical Journal'; Children who are at high-risk.

  • Food Allergy Dangers.  // Pediatrics for Parents;2002, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p2 

    Discusses results of a study on food allergies in children, with focus on allergy to peanuts.

  • house call: Q A. Leo, Harvey L.; Jain, Neal // Living Without;Feb2012, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p52 

    The article presents questions and answers related to food allergy in children including flu vaccine, gluten intolerance in celiac disease, and peanut allergy.

  • Food Allergy Update: Peanuts….  // Child Health Alert;Jan2008, Vol. 26, p2 

    The article reports on food allergies in children. Two foods that are common causes of these allergies are peanuts and eggs. In the U.S., it is now estimated that over 1% of schoolchildren have peanut allergy, raising concerns about how to protect these many children from exposure to peanuts and...

  • TREE NUTS IN A CHILD ALLERGIC TO PEANUTS. HERSH, KELLY; Waldrop, Julee B. // Clinical Advisor;Feb2011, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p68 

    The article provides an answer to a question of whether it is safer for the parents to introduce tree nuts to a child who is allergic to peanuts.

  • I can't tolerate this! Netherwood, Cathy // Australian Parents;Oct/Nov2005, p6 

    Focuses on food allergy in children. Reasons for an increase in peanut allergy among children; Difference between food allergy and food intolerance; Factors to be considered in breast feeding as a means to protect infants against allergy. INSETS: Anaphylaxis;ALLERGY ALERT.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics