Thursday, March 19, 2009

Patch helps allergic Kids

I found this in the news today and thought I would share, this looks like this is just in the beginning phase, but perhaps there is hope.

Medpage Today- AAAAI: Patch Helps Allergic Kids Tolerate Milk

Children with dairy allergies were able to tolerate significant quantities of cow's milk after treatment with an investigational dermal patch-based immunotherapy (Viaskin), a researcher said here.

In eight of 13 evaluable children receiving the treatment for three months in a placebo-controlled pilot trial, the maximum amount of milk they were able to tolerate increased at least threefold, reported Christophe Dupont, M.D., Ph.D., of Hopital Saint Vincent de Paul in Paris.

None of the seven children in the placebo group showed that high an increase in tolerance, he said here at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology meeting.


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