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Simple test may predict whether your child will outgrow their peanut allergy


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The results of a new study from the Murdoch Children's Research Institute in Melbourne, Australia, may help doctors predict whether a child will outgrow their peanut allergy, by monitoring changes in their antibody levels.

Antibodies are proteins your immune system produces to recognize unwanted substances. They bind to and inactivate these intruders, or recruit immune cells to help destroy them.

People with allergies overproduce certain antibodies when exposed to an allergen, a substance their immune system has become sensitized to. These somewhat allergen-specific antibodies are good indicators of the type and severity of a person's allergy.

And yet, when it comes to childhood peanut allergies, detail on these antibodies as biomarkers is lacking.

https://www.sciencealert.com/simple-test-may-predict-whether-your-child-will-outgrow-their-peanut-allergy

https://www.mcri.edu.au/news-stories/discovery-made-into-which-children-will-outgrow-their-peanut-allergy

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If this is true and reliable, it could be awesome….food allergies, but especially nut allergies can be fatal in children.

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1 hour ago, Guyver said:

If this is true and reliable, it could be awesome….food allergies, but especially nut allergies can be fatal in children.

And adults.

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