Immunology and Allergy
- Addendum guidelines for the prevention of peanut allergy in the United States
The addendum provides 3 separate guidelines for infants at various risk levels for the development of peanut allergy and is intended for use by a wide variety of health care providers. Topics addressed include the definition of risk categories, appropriate use of testing (specific IgE measurement, skin prick tests, and oral food challenges), and the timing and approaches for introduction of peanut-containing foods in the health care provider's office or at home. The addendum guidelines provide the background, rationale, and strength of evidence for each recommendation.
CME Sites (with Credits)
For Health Professionals: Monthly Contents List of Allergy and Dietetic-related Journals and Allergy Advisor Digest - Interesting Allergy & Intolerance articles
Organizations / Associations / Institutions
- The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) works under NIH. NIAID conducts and supports research that understand, treat, and ultimately prevent the myriad infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases.