Tree Nuts/Tree Nuts and Pregnancy: Avoid or not???

Should a mother eat peanuts or tree nuts during pregnancy? Will the avoidance of these foods help decrease the occurrence of peanut sensitization and allergic disease in the child? These are questions that we have struggled with for ages. This is an impossible question to answer definitively. How could you ever set-up an ‘experiment’ in […]

October 10, 2012 · fleickly · No Comments
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Exposures to Peanuts

Inadvertent exposures in children with peanut allergy This is an interesting article. This theme has appeared in the literature previously, here it is done on a much grander scale with over 1000 children in the study. For those families/patients who start on this scary journey of peanut allergy an article like this gives an overall […]

April 18, 2012 · fleickly · 2 Comments
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Peanuts and Pregnancy-A risk factor?

Maternal consumption of peanut during pregnancy is associated with peanut sensitization in atopic infants. S. Sicherer, R. Wood, D. Stablein, R. Lindblad, W. Burks, A. Liu, S. Jones, D. Fleischer, D. Leung, and H. Sampson. JACI 2010 in press How does peanut sensitization occur? How can we prevent peanut sensitization? What are the risk factors […]

November 5, 2010 · fleickly · No Comments
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Peanut Allergy Misdiagnosed in 2 out of 3 Cases ?

  Attacking Peanut Allergy   Peanut Allergy Misdiagnosed in 2 out of 3 Cases   This title from Medical News Today April 13, 2010 caught my attention.  It has always been a mystery as to why peanut allergy has increased dramatically over the years. This publication may shed some light on that mystery.    There are […]

April 25, 2010 · fleickly · 4 Comments
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Fenugreek and Legume Sensitivity

The case of Fenugreek Up until a week ago, I had never heard of fenugreek.  On my first day back at Riley to start the 2009 new year, I had a young man, just under 2 years of age who presented with concerns about reactions to legumes. The list of suspects included peas, green beans, […]

January 12, 2009 · fleickly · 7 Comments
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