The majority of the patients in the study could consume peanuts within weeks after the injection.
American researchers have succeeded in proving the safety and efficiency of a new type of treatment for peanut allergies composed of a single injection.
A group of scientists from Stanford University conducted a research study, where antibodies were injected into the bodies of patients suffering from this particular allergy. The full potential of the treatment was achieved within six weeks of the injection. However, even several weeks later, many patients could consume peanuts in small amounts without experiencing an allergic reaction.
15 participants in the study were injected with a real medication while 5 patients were injected with a placebo drug. Fifteen days after the injection, 11 out of 15 patients in the test group each consumed 275 mg of peanuts with no side effects. No such results were observed in the control group.
The long-term effects of the medication were secured on the 45th day. As a result, more than half of all patients were successfully cured of their allergy.
The researchers noted that the experiment enabled them to prove the efficiency and speed of their method, as well as its safety, which are the most important results of their efforts.
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