Table 1

Children whose peanut allergy resolved and children whose allergy persisted. Values are numbers (percentages) of children unless stated otherwise

VariablesResolvers (n=15)Persisters (n=15)
Sex ratio (male:female)10:510:5
Median age (years) at challenge (range)5 (2-9)5 (2-10)
Asthma, eczema, or rhinitis8/15 (53)13/15 (86)
At time of challenge
Asthma5/15 (33)7/15 (46)
Eczema4/15 (26)8/15 (53)
Rhinitis1/15 (7)3/15 (20)
Allergy to any other food*2/15 (13)9/15 (60)
Cows' milk1/15 (7)1/15 (7)
Egg†05/15 (33)
Tree nut1/15 (7)2/15 (13)
Soy00
Median peanut specific IgE (KU/ml) (range)0 (0-280)6.8 (0-30)
Median total IgE (KU/ml) (range)54 (5-4-500)375 (49-830)