Nine percent of children allergic to almonds, pecans, cashews and other tree nuts outgrow their allergy over time, including those whove had a severe reaction such as anaphylaxis shock, according to researchers at the Johns Hopkins Childrens Center.
Their study, reported in the November issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, also found that clinicians can use blood levels of tree nut antibody (TN-IgE) as an accurate guideline in estimating the likelihood that a child has outgrown the allergy.
"Whats crystal clear is that children with these allergies should be regularly re-evaluated," researchers concluded.
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