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The TreEat Study

Research project
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What is the TreEat Study?

A study to test 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.

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 commenced or unable to eat solid food
  • Prescribed beta-blocker medication

Register interest

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 make contact with the family to discuss the study further.

Contact the study coordinator, Dr Vicki McWilliam
TreEat@mcri.edu.au
(03) 9345 7660