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The Effect of Per Oral Immunotherapy in Severe Milk, Peanut and Egg Allergy in Adults

Study Purpose

The aim is to analyse the results of per oral immunotherapy treatment in severe milk, peanut or egg allergy in adults. This is the second part of the oral immunotherapy study in adults at Skin and Allergy Hospital. The diagnosis of food allergy is verified with positive history, skin prick tests, egg and milk allergen specific IgE (immunoglobulin E) antibodies. In addition, food allergy is verified with an open label (milk allergy) or blind (peanut and egg allergy) allergen specific challenge test. OIT (oral immunotherapy) is performed according to a detailed plan. Lung function parameters are followed before OIT and and a year after OIT.

Recruitment Criteria

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

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Study Type

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Eligible Ages 18 Years - 70 Years
Gender All
More Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • - severe milk, peanut or egg allergy verified with positive symptom history, skin prick tests and serum IgE tests and a challenge test.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • - instable cerebrovascular or heart disease, active autoimmune disease or cancer, or current use of betablockers.
- poorly controlled asthma or FEV1 < 70% (FEV1< -2SD)

Trial Details

Trial ID:

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Lead Sponsor

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Helsinki University Central Hospital
Principal Investigator

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Paula Kauppi, MD, PhD
Principal Investigator Affiliation Helsinki University Central Hospital
Agency Class

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Overall Status Active, not recruiting
Countries Finland

The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied.

Food Allergy
Additional Details

30 patients with milk allergy (at least 18 year olds), 30 patients with peanut allergy and 30 patients with egg allergy are treated with OIT. The diagnosis of food allergy is verified with positive history, skin prick test, egg and milk allergen specific IgE antibodies. In addition, food allergy is verified with an open label (milk allergy) or blind (peanut and egg allergy) allergen specific challenge test. Quality of life, anxiety and patient history data is collected by questionnaires. All the patients undergo a spirometry with a bronchodilatator test, exhaled nitric oxide test and a methacholine challenge before and a year after oral immunotherapy. All the patients undergoing oral immunotherapy are prescribed with emergency medication such as antihistamine tablets, prednisolon tablets (40mg for three days in adults), epinephrine autoinjector (300 µg per dose) and salbutamol or terbutaline inhalator.

Arms & Interventions


Experimental: Milk allergy

Milk oral immunotherapy intervention for milk allergy

Experimental: Peanut allergy

Peanut oral immunotherapy intervention for peanut allergy

Experimental: Egg allergy

Egg oral immunotherapy intervention for egg allergy


Dietary Supplement: - Oral immunotherapy

Milk, peanut or egg oral immunotherapy

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International Sites

Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland



Helsinki University Central Hospital

Helsinki, , 00029

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