Therapy for milk allergy offers hope, and caution

Therapy for milk allergy offers hope, and caution

Large study shows benefits of gradual introduction to dairy, but protection waned for some patients in smaller studies

By Nathan Seppa, 15:08 PM February 27, 2013

SAN ANTONIO — For people with a dairy allergy, gulping down a glass of milk is unthinkable. But many patients came away with that ability after a months-long program of exposure to increasing amounts of milk, researchers from Israel reported February 24 at a meeting of the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology.

But other data released at the conference raise questions about the long-term sustainability of such treatment. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University report that many...

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