Sublingual (SLIT) Versus Oral Immunotherapy (OIT) for Food Allergy

Emily C. McGowan, Robert A. Wood

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Abstract

Food allergy is a common condition for which the only currently approved treatments are avoidance of the allergenic food and the administration of emergency medications upon accidental exposure. Over the past 10 years, significant advances have been made in the field of food immunotherapy, with efforts focusing on allergen exposure via the oral mucosa. Oral immunotherapy (OIT) and sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) are the two modalities that have been most extensively studied, and this article will review recent advances in our knowledge of the efficacy and safety of these treatments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number486
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalCurrent allergy and asthma reports
Volume14
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2014

Keywords

  • Food allergy
  • Immunotherapy
  • OIT
  • Omalizumab
  • SLIT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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