Oral Immunotherapy Program
When children have severe allergies to common foods like milk, eggs and nuts, families must remain hypervigilant to keep their children safe. Even the smallest exposure to the allergen can cause an extreme reaction called anaphylaxis, in which the immune system begins to attack itself, causing tissues in the body to swell, the airways to close and the heart and lungs to fail. Today, patients treated at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have a new treatment option: oral immunotherapy.
The Food Allergy Center has one of the largest and most accomplished teams of pediatric food allergy experts in the world, and we are pioneering research for future breakthroughs.