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Peanut allergy is a potentially life-threatening disease with substantial impact on the quality of life of patients and carers.1 Many initiatives are underway to develop treatment alternatives for strict peanut avoidance. Subcutaneous immunotherapy with aqueous peanut extract was found to be too dangerous.2 Alternatives such as sublingual, epicutaneous, and oral immunotherapies are being tested. So far, oral immunotherapy (OIT) has proved most effective in achieving meaningful desensitisation while on therapy.
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