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Hydrolyzed Egg and Tolerance Induction

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Nestlé Identifier:
First received: January 30, 2012
Last updated: January 15, 2015
Last verified: January 2015
The aim of this trial is to assess the effect of hydrolyzed egg orally administered on oral tolerance induction to egg in children allergic to egg as compared to a placebo.

Condition Intervention
Allergy Dietary Supplement: HA egg

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Assessment of the Effect of an HA Egg Administration for 6 Months on the Tolerance Induction to Egg in Children Allergic to Egg as Compared to a Placebo

Further study details as provided by Nestlé:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • positive or negative result (objective and subjective symptoms) of a challenge test with egg [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • compliance (product taken) [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  • skin prick test (sensitization to egg; size of wheal and flare) [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  • Immunological parameters: total and specific IgE and IgG4, cytokines, basophil activation [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  • Morbidity / Adverse Events [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Enrollment: 29
Study Start Date: October 2012
Study Completion Date: July 2014
Primary Completion Date: July 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: Placebo Dietary Supplement: HA egg
Daily dose of HA egg or placebo for 6 months
Active Comparator: HA egg Dietary Supplement: HA egg
Daily dose of HA egg or placebo for 6 months


Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Months to 66 Months   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Child of any ethnicity aged between 12 and 66 months at the time of enrolment

    • Positive Skin Prick Test (SPT) to egg white within the last 3 months
    • Either positive oral challenge OR convincing history, defined as an immediate (<1h) reaction following isolated ingestion of egg, positive SPT to egg white and positive sIgE (> 0.35 kU/L) for at least one of the following: egg, egg white, ovalbumin, ovomucoid, within the last 12 months
    • Having obtained his/her signed legal representative's informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of severe anaphylaxis to egg

    • Significant pre-natal and/or post-natal disease
    • Child on systemic drugs (e.g. antihistamines, beta-agonists, ACE-inhibitors) according to half-life at time of enrolment
    • Congenital illness or malformation that may affect normal growth (especially immunodeficiency)
    • Child whose parents / caregivers cannot be expected to comply with treatment
    • Child currently participating in another interventional clinical trial
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01526863

University of Athens
Athens, Greece, 11527
University Hospital of Padua
Padua, Italy, 35128
Hochgebirgsklinik Davos
Davos Wolfgang, Switzerland, 7265
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Chair: Nikolaos Papadopoulos, Prof. University of Athens, Greece
Principal Investigator: Antonella Muraro, Prof University Hospital of Padua, Italy
Principal Investigator: Roger Lauener, Prof. Hochgebirgsklinik Davos, Switzerland
Principal Investigator: Stavroula Giavi, Dr. University of Athens, Greece
  More Information

Responsible Party: Nestlé Identifier: NCT01526863     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 10.53.NRC
Study First Received: January 30, 2012
Last Updated: January 15, 2015

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Egg processed this record on August 16, 2017