DD was invited to participate in an egg immunotherapy clinical trial at Johns Hopkins. We went last Thursday for our the first visit, which consisted of reviewing the informed consent, drawing blood (to test IgE levels), SPT, and spirometry. We met briefly with Dr. Wood. The nurse who we met with during the visit said that if DD's egg IgE was below 5 that she would be excluded from the study.
I just got the RAST results this afternoon. Her egg is 3.65. It had been 6.13 in July 2013, when it was last tested. It's good news that her numbers are lower. It's bad news that she won't be part of the study. DD is disappointed about not being in the study.
We're being given a slot to do a baked egg challenge earlier than the November 2015 date we currently have scheduled. She'll have a baked egg challenge February 3. That's good news.
In other good news, her tree nut numbers have also come down and so has peanut. Her peanut was above 100 a few years ago, but had gone down to around 65 in 2013. It was 53.9 in the current testing. Her pine nut number is below .35 kU/L. Most of the other tree nuts are at 1 to about 2.67, except for walnut, which is 6.7. DD has never had tree nuts (actually she's never eaten a peanut either).