Oral Immunotherapy for Food Allergy.

  title={Oral Immunotherapy for Food Allergy.},
  author={Allison J Burbank and Puja Sood and Brian P. Vickery and Robert B. Wood},
  journal={Immunology and allergy clinics of North America},
  volume={36 1},
Food allergy is a potentially life-threatening condition with no approved therapies, apart from avoidance and injectable epinephrine for acute allergic reactions. Oral immunotherapy (OIT) is an experimental treatment in which food-allergic patients consume gradually increasing quantities of the food to increase their threshold for allergic reaction. This therapy carries significant risk of allergic reactions. The ability of OIT to desensitize patients to particular foods is well-documented… CONTINUE READING
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