Life-saving transplant results in end to peanut allergy

Not only can bone marrow transplants be life-saving for children with acute lymphocytic leukemia, they may also cure peanut allergies. According to research presented during the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology’s (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting, a 10-year-old boy no longer had a peanut allergy after undergoing a bone marrow transplant. “It has been reported that bone marrow and liver transplants can transfer peanut allergy from donor to recipient,” said allergist Yong Luo, MD, Ph.D., ACAAI member and lead study author. “But our research found a rare case in which a transplant seems to have cured the recipient of…
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