Potential treatments for food allergy

Immunol Allergy Clin North Am. 2015 Feb;35(1):77-100. doi: 10.1016/j.iac.2014.09.011. Epub 2014 Nov 21.

Abstract

This article presents an overview of potential treatments of food allergy, with an emphasis on various forms of immunotherapy (including oral immunotherapy, sublingual immunotherapy, epicutaneous immunotherapy, immunotherapy with modified food antigens, and immunotherapy with a recombinant peanut vaccine). Allergen nonspecific treatments, such as Chinese herbal formulas, probiotics/prebiotics, helminths, monoclonal antibodies, and toll-like receptor agonists, are also summarized.

Keywords: Desensitization; Food allergy; Food immunotherapy; Omalizumab; Tolerance.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Allergens / immunology
  • Animals
  • Anti-Allergic Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Antibodies, Anti-Idiotypic / therapeutic use*
  • Antibodies, Monoclonal, Humanized / therapeutic use*
  • Desensitization, Immunologic / methods*
  • Food Hypersensitivity / therapy*
  • Helminths / immunology
  • Humans
  • Immune Tolerance / drug effects*
  • Immunologic Factors / therapeutic use
  • Omalizumab
  • Probiotics / therapeutic use
  • Toll-Like Receptors / agonists

Substances

  • Allergens
  • Anti-Allergic Agents
  • Antibodies, Anti-Idiotypic
  • Antibodies, Monoclonal, Humanized
  • Immunologic Factors
  • Toll-Like Receptors
  • Omalizumab