The Incredible Egg Just Got More Edible for Allergic Kids

English: Three chicken eggs of contrasting col...

English: Three chicken eggs of contrasting colours. From left to right WHITE (from a white leghorn hen), RED (speckled)(from a Marans hen), and TINTED (from a Rhode Island Red hen). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A presentation at the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology 2012 Annual Scientific Meeting may have given parents of  kids with egg allergies a way for them to eat eggs safely. Children who cannot tolerate raw hen’s eggs can tolerate baked eggs because of changes in protein structure that result from subjecting the eggs to high temperatures.

Rushani W. Saltzman, MD, from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and her research team reviewed the charts  of 36 children between the ages of 13 months to 18 years who underwent physician-supervised egg tolerance test July 2011 to July 2012.  The were given 3 eggs in a standard cake or bread recipe baked at 350° F for at least 30 minutes. Twenty of the children  were able to tolerate the baked egg.

Other findings included:

  • Boys were less likely to tolerate baked egg than girls
  • Younger children were less likely to tolerate baked eggs than older children
  • Those with a larger average egg skin prick test wheal size were also likely to tolerate baked eggs
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~ by chasm63 on November 22, 2012.

2 Responses to “The Incredible Egg Just Got More Edible for Allergic Kids”

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