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Immunological Changes when Egg Allergic Kids Eat Baked Egg

  • Organisation Women’s and Children’s Health Research Institute

Immunological Changes when Egg Allergic Kids Eat Baked Egg

In this clinical intervention trial the aim was to determine whether raw egg allergy is outgrown earlier in children who regularly consume products containing baked egg compared with the standard treatment of an egg free diet.

Leading research

The project used a randomised controlled trial to compare oral tolerance to raw egg in children who have been consuming baked egg with those who have been on a completely egg free diet, and to compare immune markers of tolerance to egg in children who have been consuming baked egg, with those who have been on a completely egg free diet. The study showed that short-term regular inclusion of baked egg may not influence children’s evolving tolerance to raw egg. For consumer-friendly information about feeding eggs to babies and children click here.

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