Food allergies: Are they ready to be treated?
Fachkreise At the moment, the only way to treat food allergies is dietary elimination. But elimination diets do have a huge impact on the patients’ quality of life and there is always a risk for unintential contamination. As a consequence, fear of anaphylaxis is always present. Scientists worldwide are investigating therapies for treating food allergies, but are they ready to be treated? For MeinAllergiePortal Fachkreise, Hugh A. Sampson, MD, an expert on Pediatric Allergy Immunology gave an overview on what is in the pipeline for diagnostics and treatments of food allergies. He is Professor of Pediatrics, Allergy and Immunology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, USA.