Nickel Oral hyposensitization in patients with systemic nickel allergy syndrome

Highlights: Systemic nickel allergy syndrome is defined by contact dermatitis to nickel (e.g. a rash from wearing nickel containing jewellery) and dermatitis/gastrointestinal symptoms with oral consumption of nickel. In this study, subjects with systemic nickel allergy syndrome had improved tolerance


A majority of parents of children with peanut allergy fear using the epinephrine auto-injector

Highlights: Parents of children that had been prescribed epinephrine auto-injector were surveyed, and a majority were fearful of using the epinephrine auto-injector. Application to Dietetic Practice: When counselling clients that have been prescribed with an epinephrine auto-injector, a brief assessment


Introduction of complementary foods and the relationship to food allergy

Highlights: This observational study found that starting complementary foods prior to 17 weeks was associated with development of food allergy. Infants that were breastfed during introduction of cow’s milk had a lower rate of food allergy compared to infants that


Food allergy – Epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment

Highlights: Medical aspects of IgE mediated (immediate) food allergy are reviewed. It was written by two prominent American allergists and is an excellent summary of recent research. Application to Dietetic Practice: Dietitians specializing in food allergy would greatly benefit from