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Cow’s milk allergy prevalence in children has been increasing significantly over the last several decades. The diagnosis of a cow’s milk allergy (CMA) can occur through several methods such as signs and symptoms, double blind oral food challenge, skin prick testing, IgE and IgG4 serum levels. Currently, there are no treatments beyond strict allergen avoidance. The patient’s quality of life is impacted with the fear of inadvertent exposure resulting in allergic reactions that may be life threatening. Recent studies have explored desensitization to CM using oral immunotherapy (OIT), subcutaneous immunotherapy, and sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT). Research has found that desensitization will decrease the risk of allergic response to accidental exposures with the hope of lifelong tolerance to CM. The findings indicate means of successful desensitization, lifelong tolerance through maintenance regimens, and methods of increasing safety during desensitization.
Physician Assistant Studies
Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS)
Desensitization, Immunologic; Milk Hypersensitivity
Allergy and Immunology
Bauer, Jody, "Oral Immunotherapy in IgE-Mediated Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy" (2015). Physician Assistant Scholarly Project Posters. 93.