• Stepwise oral food challenges show many sensitized infants can safely consume hen's egg

    3 days ago - By Healio

    Few infants sensitized to egg had to completely avoid egg consumption, with most able to eat an entire scrambled egg after completing stepwise oral food challenges, according to a letter published in Pediatric Allergy and Immunology.
    Starting from a low dose, stepwise OFCs appear to be safe and effective for introducing egg and determining safe ingestion doses for infants, Masatoshi Mitomori, of the department of pediatrics at National Hospital Organization Sagamihara National Hospital in Kanagawa, Japan, and colleagues wrote in the study. Although data have shown that stepwise OFCs are safe
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