Progress Against Peanut Allergies
Oral Immunotherapy May Desensitize Allergic Children; Skin Test May Predict Who Will Outgrow
The Remission Study continued...
"If the skin prick wheal is greater than 6 millimeters before 2 years of
age, they are 1.5 times less likely to become tolerant," she tells
The severity of the initial reaction, however, did not predict tolerance.
"Kids with severe initial reactions are as likely to outgrow it," she
says, as those whose first reaction was milder.
The results offer valuable information not just for parents whose children
do outgrow it, she says, but also for those whose children are not likely to
and therefore may need closer follow-up.