It is a condition that can cause anxiety, isolation and in the worst of cases, death. Childhood food allergies are a growing problem.
It’s unknown exactly why the incidence of food allergies is increasing, but there is a way, for some patients, to lessen the risk.
Elijah Silvera was three years old when he died after eating a grilled cheese sandwich at day care.
Elijah, who lived in New York City, suffered numerous food allergies, one of them to milk products. Ingesting the grilled cheese sandwich caused Elijah to go into anaphylactic shock in November 2017.
“Severe food allergy is not something people just talk about. It’s not a myth. It’s not an old wive’s tale,” said Silvera.
Allergy Therapeutics (LON:AGY) is an international commercial biotechnology group focused on the treatment and diagnosis of allergic disorders, including immunotherapy vaccines that have the potential to cure disease. The Group sells proprietary and third-party products from its subsidiaries in nine major European countries and via distribution agreements in an additional fourteen countries. Its broad pipeline of products in clinical development include vaccines for grass, tree and house dust mite, and peanut allergy vaccine in pre-clinical development. Adjuvant systems to boost performance of vaccines outside allergy are also in development.