Our team has more than 80 years of personal experience managing food allergies with our own children and more than 25 years of professional experience working with and supporting food allergy patients going through clinical trials at Stanford, UCSF, Baylor and other institutions. We have designed and worked closely with clinical teams to implement patient focused clinical trials that many of our own children have participated in. This experience has helped us truly understand the needs of our patients.
At Latitude Food Allergy Care, our evidence-based treatment plans and protocols are customized based on a patient’s personal needs.
- The best available research evidence bearing on whether and why a treatment works.
- Expert clinical judgment and experience to rapidly identify each patient’s unique health state and diagnosis, their individual risks and benefits of potential interventions.
- Patient preferences and values. Every day we are inspired and informed by research coming from research institutions around the world like the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford University.
Sampling of peer-reviewed publications
- A Phase 2 Randomized Controlled Multisite Study Using Omalizumab-facilitated Rapid Desensitization to Test Continued vs Discontinued Dosing in Multifood Allergic Individuals
- Anti-IgE treatment with oral immunotherapy in multifood allergic participants: a double-blind, randomised, controlled trial.
- Combining anti-IgE with oral immunotherapy.
- EAACI Guidelines on allergen immunotherapy: IgE-mediated food allergy.
- Enhancing the Safety and Efficacy of Food Allergy Immunotherapy: a Review of Adjunctive Therapies.
- Food immunotherapy for children with food allergies: state of the art and science.
- Mechanistic correlates of clinical responses to omalizumab in the setting of oral immunotherapy for milk allergy.
- Observational long-term follow-up study of rapid food oral immunotherapy with omalizumab.
- Omalizumab facilitates rapid oral desensitization for peanut allergy.
- Oral immunotherapy with omalizumab reverses the Th2 cell-like programme of regulatory T cells and restores their function.
- Quality of Life of Food-Allergic Patients Before, During, and After Oral Immunotherapy.
- Changing Patient Mindsets About Non-Life-Threatening Symptoms During Oral Immunotherapy: A Randomized Clinical Trial
Food allergy research programs
- Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
- Boston Children’s Hospital
- Broad Institute Food Allergy Science Initiative
- Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
- Jaffe Food Allergy Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
- Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, Johns Hopkins Medicine
- Massachusetts General Hospital, Division of Medicine
- National Jewish Health
- Texas Children’s Hospital Food Allergy Program, Baylor College of Medicine
- The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
- The University of Chicago Medicine
- UCLA Health
- UNC Food Allergy Initiative at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- University of South Florida
- Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford University
- Southwestern Medical Center and Children’s Medical Center Dallas
- Virginia Mason Medical Center/Benaroya Research Institute
What is Food Allergy?
Food allergy is an immune system reaction that occurs soon after eating a certain food. Even a tiny amount of the allergy-causing food can trigger signs and symptoms such as digestive problems, hives or swollen airways. This happens because their immune system overreacts to the proteins in that food. While a person can be allergic to any protein, eight foods cause most food allergies: cow’s milk, egg, peanuts, wheat, soy, fish, shellfish, and tree nuts.
- Rash, or red, itchy skin
- Stuffy or itchy nose, sneezing, or itchy and teary eyes
- Vomiting, stomach cramps or diarrhea
- Angioedema or swelling
- Hoarseness, throat tightness or a lump in the throat
- Wheezing, chest tightness or trouble breathing – anaphylaxis
- Anaphylaxis is a serious, life-threatening allergic reaction
- The most common anaphylactic reactions are to food, insect stings, medications and latex
It is common for people and even some healthcare providers to misdiagnose the difference between food allergy and food intolerance. Food allergy can result in a life-threatening allergic reaction. On the other hand, a misdiagnosis could mean that you are unnecessarily limiting what you eat.
At Latitude Food Allergy Care, we take the necessary steps to accurately diagnose a food allergy to avoid unnecessary dietary limitations. This allows patients to bring some of their favorite foods back into their lives or to try new foods for the very first time!