Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
Does early peanut introduction in infancy influence the development of peanut allergy?
Bottom Line:
Early peanut introduction reduces the risk of developing peanut allergy in high-risk infants from 17% to 3% at five years. Normal risk infants may also benefit. Since 9% of high-risk infants were excluded due to a positive baseline skin prick test (SPT)^ it may be reasonable to investigate those at highest risk prior to exposure.

Publication Date: 2017-10-16
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-10-18 16:44:17