TreEat Study

Research area: Population Health > Population Allergy | Status: Active

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The TreEat Study tests a new model of care for the prevention of tree nut allergy for infants with peanut allergy. The TreEat study compares a multi-nut oral food challenge versus home introduction of single tree nuts.

Overview

This study tests a new model of care to prevent tree nut allergy for infants with peanut allergy. It compares a multi-nut oral food challenge versus home introduction of single tree nuts.

Information for participants

Infants will be eligible if:

  • Aged between 4 months and 11 months of age
  • Have confirmed peanut allergy with SPT (≥3mm) or sIgE (>0.35kU/L)

Infants will be ineligible if:

  • Any history of severe food induced anaphylaxis. (2 doses of IM adrenaline)
  • Pre-existing tree nut allergy (parent-reported)
  • Any tree nut already tolerated (ingestion on >3 occasions without reaction of around 1 teaspoon)
  • SPT or sIgE performed to any tree nuts
  • Not begun or unable to eat solid food
  • Prescribed beta-blocker medication

Get involved

The study is being conducted in Melbourne (Australia). Infants must be less than 11months of age and can only be referred to the study by their allergist. If you are an allergist with a patient who is eligible, please click the link below to complete a referral form and we will contact the family to discuss the study further.

Complete your details to register your interest in the TreEat study.

Register your interest

Contact us

TreEat Study
Murdoch Children's Research Institute
The Royal Children's Hospital
50 Flemington Road
Parkville VIC 3052
Australia

Dr Vicki McWilliam
Study coordinator
Ph: +61 3 9345 7660
Email: 

 
  
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