Peanut introduction largely successful among cohort of high-risk infants

Researchers found low rates of new peanut allergy and generally low rates of peanut discontinuation after introduction in a cohort of high-risk infants, according to study results published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
However, the results also showed the need for extra guidance and reassurance, suggesting that “there may be families who need extra support with early introduction of peanut, particularly those with peanut-allergic parents or siblings,” Corinne Keet, MD, PhD, professor of pediatrics at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, told Healio.

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