UNC Health Care to host live Facebook chat on egg allergy study

Dr. Wesley Burks of N.C. Children's Hospital and Dr. Stacie Jones of Arkansas Children's Hospital will answer your questions about a promising potential new treatment for egg allergy in a live Facebook chat on Tuesday, July 24.

UNC Health Care to host live Facebook chat on egg allergy study
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Wesley Burks, MD and Stacie M. Jones, MD

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Two of the authors of a new study that found a promising potential new treatment for egg allergy in children will answer your questions during a live Facebook chat at 12:30 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, July 24.

The chat will take place on UNC Health Care's Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/unchealthcare. You can sign up to have an email reminder sent to you here.

Panelists in the chat are Wesley Burks, MD, Curnen Distinguished Professor and Chair of Pediatrics in the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, and Stacie M. Jones, MD, professor of pediatrics in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences  College of Medicine and chief of the Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Section. She also holds the Dr. and Mrs. Leeman King chair in Pediatric Allergy.

Their study found that eating small amounts of egg every day for many months lowered the threshold for allergic reactions in 75 percent of egg-allergic children; 28 percent were able to incorporate egg into their regular diets after two years on the treatment.

Dr. Burks and Dr. Jones contributed equally to the writing of an article about the study published this week in the July 19, 2012 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Please join us for the chat!

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