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BEAT- Beating Egg allergy trial. The effect of early introduction of egg in the diet of high risk for atopic infants and subsequent egg allergy: A prospective randomised double blind cohort study.

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Trial Information

Broad Health Condition Inflammatory and Immune System

Specific Health ConditionAllergies

Trial FocusPrevention

Recruitment Details

Recruitment status

Recruitment State

The Children's Hospital at Westmead - Westmead

2145 - Westmead

Anticipated date of first participant enrolment1/06/2011

Phase of TrialNot Applicable

Has the study received ethics approval?Further information iconApproved

Trial summary

The project aims to test the hypothesis that the early introduction of common food allergens in the diet of infants at high risk of food allergy may increase tolerance and decrease IgE mediated allergen sensitisation and clinical food allergy. Specifically we aim to establish whether introduction of egg protein at 4 months of age into the diet of infants at high risk of atopic disease  is associated with a decrease in egg sensitisation and clinical egg allergy.


Key inclusion criteria

First degree relative with atopy
<4 months of age

This is the age requirement for recruitment into the study- for the intervention to start at 4-6 months.
Infants can be recruited from birth, but not do not start intervention until they are >4 months old.

Maximum age4 Months

GenderBoth males and females

Can Healthy volunteers participate? Yes

Key exclusion criteria

Evidence of IgE sensitization to egg at age 4 months
Unable to complete study requirements
Contact details and further information

Sponsor Primary Sponsor Type: Hospital
Primary Sponsor Name: Children's Hospital Westmead
Primary Sponsor Address: Hawkesbury Rd, Westmead NSW 2145
Primary Sponsor Country: Australia

Trial IDACTRN12611000535976


Contact person for information and recruitmentProf
Professor Dianne Campbell
Department of Allergy and Immunology Childrens hospital Westmead Hawkesbury Rd, Westmead NSW 2145
+6129845 1055

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