According to The New England Journal of Medicine, an oral immunotherapy is an effective way to treat egg allergies in children. The experiment was conducted by increasing the dosage of egg white powder at 10 months and at 22 months. In result, after 10 months of therapy, those under oral immunotherapy had passed the food challenge and were considered to have been desensitized; after 22 months, 75% of the children treated with oral immunotherapy had passed the food challenge. A food challenge was to test the children’s unresponsiveness to egg-white powder and a cooked egg.

“At 30 months and 36 months, all children who had passed the oral food challenge at 24 months were consuming egg.” – NEJM

Fox News – Introducing the readers with a picture of white, fresh looking eggs, the article is informative and full of factual information you can also read for yourself in the NEJM. They also note that this is an on-going experiment and caution the readers not to try this in a non-clinical setting. There are credible resources cited throughout the article such as the following: researcher from University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, Mayo Clinic, and the New England Journal of Medicine.

Journal of American Academy of Physician Assistants – A print via HealthDay News; a document similarly written to the actual study from NEJM.

ABC News – A picture of a child peeling the hard shell of a boiled egg is shown. The article aligns similarly to the NEJM and cites credible sources such as the researcher from UNC-Chapel Hill. An allergist at Winthrop University Hospital in New York states that if this experiment proves to be safe, it will be the “Holy Grail for food allergic patients.”

CNN blog – Along with the previous news media, CNN also reports similarly as NEJM study. CNN provides additional information of the importance of the development of oral immunotherapy. Egg products can be found in numerous food items which can be solved if oral immunotherapy can treat certain allergies. Closing the article, CNN presents a personal story of a 6 year old girl who is allergic to peanuts and nuts.

USA TodayWeb MD, International Business Times – All very similar report. They all derived their report from the actual study from NEJM. It informs the readers and also notes the results of the experiment conducted. They all warn the readers not to try this “experiment” in a non-clinical setting. This is an on-going experiment which should be monitored and supervised by medical researchers.

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