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Peanut allergy new treatment option - Oral Immunotherapy
Peanut allergy is one of the most common food allergies diagnosed in children. Standard treatment consists of strict avoidance and carrying an epinephrine auto-injector. Today, there is a new FDA approved treatment called Palforzia, a new oral immunotherapy (OIT), that works by progressively up-dosing with peanut powder to allow the peanut allergic person to live a life with less fear and anxiety. While it is not a cure, it gives patients a “buffer” from severe reactions and more opportunities to eat foods that “may contain” peanuts.
Children’s Wisconsin now offers an oral immunotherapy (Palforzia) clinic. Patients with confirmed peanut allergy can be referred to the Asthma, Allergy and Immunology Clinic.
To refer a patient:
• Place an Epic external referral to CHW_ASTHMA ALLERGY CLINIC and enter Peanut OIT in the notes/comments
• Fax a referral to Central Scheduling (414) 607-5288 to AAI for Peanut OIT
• Call Central Scheduling to schedule (414) 607-5280
Co-Management Guidelines for Peanut Oral Immunotherapy have been developed to support collaborative care with our community providers to utilize when referring to and managing patients with the specialists at Children’s Wisconsin.