Journal article

Egg allergen specific IgE diversity predicts resolution of egg allergy in the population cohort HealthNuts

Thanh D Dang, Rachel L Peters, Jennifer J Koplin, Shyamali C Dharmage, Lyle C Gurrin, Anne-Louise Ponsonby, David J Martino, Melanie Neeland, Mimi LK Tang, Katrina J Allen

ALLERGY | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: IgE-mediated egg allergy presents as one of the most common food allergies in children. Measurement of egg white specific IgE (sIgE) levels in serum or skin prick test has been shown to be a poor predictor of clinical allergy to raw egg white, and also to baked or cooked egg. Recent developments in component resolved diagnostic (CRD) technology have enabled us to improve the way in which we diagnose and predict peanut allergy by examining IgE specificity to individual peptides. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to investigate whether egg CRD could improve current methods to diagnose various egg allergy phenotypes as well as predict the development of tolerance to egg. METHODS: Using the Healt..

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