Exposure to boiled peanut protein may be an improved measure for oral immunotherapy in pediatric patients, according to a new study.

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In results from the phase 2b/3 BOPI study, presented at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) 2019 Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA, investigators reported that three-fourths of children with peanut allergy achieved desensitization of >1.4 mg peanut protein after being administered up-dosed boiled peanut oral immunotherapy for about 6 months.

The team, led by Paul J. Turner, PhD, believe treating patients with a modified, hypoallergenic product could lead to improved desensitization.