Tolerance of Cereals for Atopic Children

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Recruitment Status : Terminated (difficult to enrol and as a pilot study sample size was not powered anyway)
First Posted : December 9, 2009
Last Update Posted : June 27, 2012
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Brief Summary:
In this study, non allergenic cereals will be tested in infants with atopic symptoms. The test will be performed in a hospital.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Allergy Other: commercialized complete cereals Other: commercialized complete cereals with additional ingredient Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

In the majority of food allergy cases, an exclusion diet results in regression of clinical symptoms but this diet may not be nutritionally complete. To feed a baby who has a food allergy, we want a food with low allergenic ingredients.

For this reason, a complete cereal has been specially developed and formulated for the weaning period of infants and young children suffering from milk, soy or wheat protein allergy or hypersensitivity due to celiac disease.

It allows a smooth transition into and through the weaning period. The ingredients of this product are all from vegetable sources and it is therefore suitable for a vegetarian diet. It has been commercialised for many years and has proved to be completely safe, however so far no study has been specifically designed and powered to assess tolerance of this product in infants with atopic symptoms.

In this study we are testing the tolerance (symptoms stability) of non allergenic cereals during an open allergenic test in infants with atopic symptoms and/or positive Skin Prick Test (SPT) or positive specific RAST-IgE or positive Patch Test. We are also testing the same product containing an additional ingredient with a potential effect in allergy management.

Such complete cereals is a very good option for allergic children in comparison to an exclusion diet that may not be nutritionally complete.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 45 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Assessment of Tolerance of Cereals in Infants With Atopic Symptoms
Study Start Date : February 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2012

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: complete non allergenic cereals
existing commercialized product
Other: commercialized complete cereals
complete cereals suitable for the weaning period
Experimental: complete non allergenic cereals plus
commercialised product with the addition of a novel ingredient
Other: commercialized complete cereals with additional ingredient
complete cereals suitable for weaning period

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Documentation of atopic symptoms and clinical examination for presence or absence of some objective and subjective symptoms with evaluation of severity (SCORAD) if necessary [ Time Frame: 48 hours ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Morbidity will be assessed by the frequency of adverse events [ Time Frame: 48 hours ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   4 Months to 4 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Infant aged from 4 to 40 months at the time of enrolment
  • With atopic symptoms and/or positive Skin Prick Test (SPT) or positive specific RAST-IgE or positive Patch Test
  • Infants who received a specific elimination oligoallergenic diet from the study site for at least 5 days before the day of enrolment
  • Having obtained his/her signed legal representative's informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Infant on systemic drugs (e.g. antihistamines) according to half-life at time of enrolment
  • Congenital illness or malformation that may affect normal growth (especially immunodeficiency)
  • Infant whose parents / caregivers cannot be expected to comply with treatment.
  • Infant currently participating in another interventional clinical trial

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01029184

Kinderarzt-Allergologie-Sportmedizin Fachklinik Gaißach
Gaißach bei Bad Tölz, Germany, 83674
Sponsors and Collaborators

Responsible Party: Nestlé Identifier: NCT01029184     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 07.47.INF
First Posted: December 9, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 27, 2012
Last Verified: June 2012

Keywords provided by Nestlé:
open allergenic test