Egg Allergy and Severe Eczema May Signal Peanut Sensitivity in Infants

A fried egg, sunny side up.

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Infants found to have an allergic reaction to eggs, severe eczema, or both may be at risk of peanut allergies according to a study published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

The researchers analyzed 834 infants whose average was age, 7.8 months. The children were divided into four groups:

  • Group I – mild eczema and no egg allergy
  • Group II – severe eczema, egg allergy, or both but 0-mm peanut skin prick test wheal responses
  • Group III – severe eczema, egg allergy, or both and 1- to 4-mm peanut skin prick test wheal responses
  • Group IV – greater than 4-mm peanut skin prick test wheal responses

Here’s what the researchers found:

  • Seventeen percent in group II had peanut-specific IgE (immunoglobulinE) sensitization. IgE are a group of antibodies that the immune system sends out to attack allergens that enter the body. The participants in this group that had a sensitization had a high level of the IgE antibodies that attack peanut allergens.
  • Fifty-six percent of group III were similarly sensitized.
  • Ninety-one percent of group IV had peanut-specific IgE sensitization.
  • None of the patients in group I had IgE sensitization.
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~ by chasm63 on November 28, 2012.

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