In Infants with Egg or Milk Allergy, Can Future Peanut Allergy Be Predicted? – 4
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Early results from a study of infants show that those who are already allergic to milk and/or egg are at high risk for peanut allergy. Dr. Marshall Plaut at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases explains that most in the study already had evidence of peanut allergy.
Plaut: And over a little bit more than a quarter of them had evidence of such high levels of antibody to peanut, that they’re probably at risk for being truly allergic to peanuts when and if they start eating them.
Narrator: Researchers recommend that high risk infants should be tested and seen by their physician before given peanuts. For details, visit www.niaid.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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