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Soy & peanut allergies

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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"There may be a link between the growing availability of infant formulas containing isolated soy protein...and the increasing prevalence of peanut allergy" in recent years, Paul Kuwayama, MD, asserts in a Nov. 19 NEJM letter to the editor. He notes 62% of 82 patients he has seen with confirmed peanut allergies had a history of feeding difficulties that resulted in attempts to substitute soy formula for cow's milk formula. "It seems possible that cross-sensitization between soy protein antigens and peanut-protein antigens results in sensitivity to peanuts, because both" are legumes, he says. In response, Hugh Sampson, MD, notes that while this hypothesis "is certainly possible...only about 10% of persons who are allergic to peanuts have an allergic reaction to soy protein," suggesting other factors are at work...
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