Skin patch for kids with peanut allergy shows promise

But trial results failed to meet a statistical element of the primary outcome, say researchers

More than one-third of children with peanut allergy successfully built up their tolerance to peanut protein after treatment with an immunotherapy skin patch, a study with Australian participants has shown.

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However, the results failed to meet a statistical element of the primary outcome set by the US Food and Drug Administration, leaving clinicians to decide for themselves if the peanut-patch treatment has promise.

In a phase III trial conducted across 31 international sites, including three in Australia, 356 peanut-allergic children aged between four and 11, with no history

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