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The Natural History of Wheat Hypersensitivity in Thai Children

This study has been completed.
National Research Council of Thailand
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Mahidol University Identifier:
First received: February 26, 2013
Last updated: April 7, 2015
Last verified: April 2015
Wheat allergy is affected 0.4-1% and is a major staple of the worldwide diet. Wheat avoidance is exceedingly difficult and imposes major dietary restriction. The purpose of this study were to determine the rate of oral tolerance and identify clinical and laboratory predictors of tolerance development in Thai children who allergic to wheat.

Condition Intervention
Wheat Allergy Child Dietary Supplement: oral wheat challenge

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: The Natural History of Wheat Hypersensitivity in Thai Children

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Further study details as provided by Mahidol University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The number of participants who outgrow from wheat allergy [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

Enrollment: 43
Study Start Date: November 2012
Study Completion Date: April 2014
Primary Completion Date: April 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: oral wheat challenge Dietary Supplement: oral wheat challenge

Detailed Description:
All children in this study were sensitized to wheat. Each patient was clinically evaluated, with focus on wheat allergy by both a detailed medical examination and collection of medical history. Blood sample was taken for baseline determination of ImmunoglobulinE antibodies to wheat and to omega-5-gliadin. The oral wheat challenge were performed in all study subjects to identify a case of wheat outgrowing. The primary outcome was the development of oral tolerance to wheat. Oral wheat challenge were generally performed at least every 1 years if the child did not have an interval history of symptoms with unintentional exposure.

Ages Eligible for Study:   1 Year to 15 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • children 1 to 15 years
  • History of IgE-mediated wheat allergy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Parents refused to sign the consent
  • Patient has the underlying disease: congenital heart disease, uncontrolled asthma or life-threatening condition.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01801748

Siriraj hospital
Bangkoknoi, Bangkok, Thailand, 10700
Sponsors and Collaborators
Mahidol University
National Research Council of Thailand
Principal Investigator: Punchama Pacharn, MD Mahidol University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Mahidol University Identifier: NCT01801748     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 490/2555(EC3)
Study First Received: February 26, 2013
Last Updated: April 7, 2015

Keywords provided by Mahidol University:
wheat allergy
wheat outgrowing
wheat hypersensitivity
natural history of wheat hypersensitivity

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Wheat Hypersensitivity
Immune System Diseases
Food Hypersensitivity
Hypersensitivity, Immediate processed this record on September 21, 2017