Specific oral tolerance induction with food in children: transient or persistent effect on food allergy?

@article{RolinckWerninghaus2005SpecificOT,
  title={Specific oral tolerance induction with food in children: transient or persistent effect on food allergy?},
  author={Claudia Rolinck-Werninghaus and Ute Staden and Anne Mehl and Eckard H. Hamelmann and Kirsten Beyer and Bodo Niggemann},
  journal={Allergy},
  year={2005},
  volume={60 10},
  pages={1320-2}
}
BACKGROUND The standard treatment of food allergy is elimination of the incriminated food from the diet. Specific oral tolerance induction (SOTI) seems to be a promising approach for a causal treatment; however, it is unclear whether the tolerance achieved is transient or persistent. We report on a subset of three patients of a larger ongoing study who were treated successfully with SOTI treatment, but experienced a secondary loss of tolerance after a period of allergen avoidance. METHODS The… CONTINUE READING