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|Eligible Ages||6 Months - 15 Years|
- - Relevant allergy to 2-5 nuts - Serum immunoglobulin E (IgE) >0.35 kilounits/L (kU/L) (determined by UniCAP within the past 12 months) and/or a SPT to nut >3 mm compared to control - Positive oral food challenge (OFC) to less than 300mg of a nut in the nut mix at baseline (cumulative 444mg).
Exclusion Criteria:- History of frequent or repeated, severe or life-threatening episodes of anaphylactic shock - use of omalizumab or other non-traditional forms of allergen immunomodulatory therapy (not including corticosteroids) or biologic therapy in the 12 months prior to study entry - history of eosinophilic gastrointestinal disease, uncontrolled asthma as defined by Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) - use of beta-blockers(oral) - use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE) - fails to tolerate 4mg of peanut after the first desensitization day - Other significant medical conditions that in the opinion of the investigator prevent participation in the study, - Previous intubation due to allergies or asthma, - Symptomatic atopic dermatitis or chronic urticaria which may interfere with ability to evaluate oral immunotherapy and /or requiring daily medication including antihistamines, - Patients with problems related to compliance or following study instructions, Inability to come to hospital every for dose escalation - Pregnancy - Non-fluency in English because participants may need to communicate with us after hours and be able to describe symptoms and concerns and follow instructions to treat anaphylaxis
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|The Hospital for Sick Children|
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|Principal Investigator Affiliation||The Hospital for Sick Children|
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This is a single-arm, open label, study of the intervention of low dose multiple-nut OIT in nut allergic children. After meeting eligibility criteria, participants will have a food challenge to 2-5 nuts. If the oral food challenge is positive, participants will be enrolled in the study to multiple nut OIT. A blood draw and quality of life (QOL) survey will occur at baseline. Participants will have dose escalation visits of the multiple nut OIT every 2 months to a target dose of 30mg of each nut protein. A blood draw and QOL survey will occur at 6 months. Participants will then continue with daily ingestion of the 30mg of each nut protein for 1 year with visits every 3 months. After 18 months from the start of the study, another oral food challenge will be given to participants to assess the change in the maximum tolerated dose of nuts. A blood draw will assess changes in the immune parameters. A QOL survey will occur at 18 months to assess changes in QOL.
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