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Can early introduction of dietary allergen reduce the prevalence of infant food allergy? The EarlyNuts population-based study

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Trial Information

Broad Health Condition Inflammatory and Immune System

Specific Health ConditionAllergies

Trial Focus

Recruitment Details

Recruitment status
Active, not recruiting

Recruitment State


Anticipated date of last participant enrolment23/12/2019

Phase of TrialNot Applicable

Has the study received ethics approval?Further information iconApproved

Trial summary

The EarlyNuts study will recruit a population-based sample of 2.000 12-month-old infants in Melbourne, Australia, to: 
1)	Measure the current prevalence of challenge-proven peanut, cashew, egg and cow's milk allergy; 
2)	Measure current practices around introduction of allergenic foods (peanut, egg, tree nuts and cow’s milk) to infants in the population; and
3)	Measure the association between age at introduction of allergenic foods and the development of allergy to these foods.


Key inclusion criteria

Infants aged 11-15 months attending council-led immunisation sessions in Melbourne, Australia 

Minimum age11 Months

Maximum age15 Months

GenderBoth males and females

Can Healthy volunteers participate? No

Key exclusion criteria

Parent or guardian must be able to provide informed consent in English
Contact details and further information

Sponsor Primary Sponsor Type: Other
Primary Sponsor Name: Murdoch Children's Research Institute
Primary Sponsor Address: Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Royal Children's Hospital, Flemington Rd, Parkville VIC 3052
Primary Sponsor Country: Australia

Trial IDACTRN12618001990213

Contact person for information and recruitmentMs
Sasha Odoi
Population Allergy, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Royal Children's Hospital, Flemington Rd, Parkville, VIC 3052, Australia
+61 3 8341 6236

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