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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Desensitization Injections Cured Boy's Milk Allergy

Back in August I posted about a series of videos made by the Children's Hospital Boston. The videos followed the progress of eleven-year-old Eric Nasuti as he underwent a series of injections to try to desensitize him to the 15 foods he was born allergic to.

The last in the eight-part series has now been posted. Eric tries drinking a full eight-ounce glass of milk. Will he be cured? Will he be rewarded with a pizza party?

Hint. They posted the video. What do you think? I'm writing this before I'm even bothering to watch it.

Cynical as I am about public relations exercises, the fact that these injections worked in this trial is very exciting news. There are bunches of links of the page of the video with more information for parents. We'll just have to see how fast they can go from a small trial to a larger rollout.

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Anonymous said...

He wasn't given 'injections' he ingested the milk orally.

Steve Carper said...

From the page containing the first video in the series:

"Stay tuned each week to follow Brett as he goes through the study, during which he drinks more and more milk after getting injections to ward off allergic reactions."