Food allergy is an abnormal reaction of the immune system that occurs soon after eating specific foods. The immune system overacts to the proteins found in that food. Even a very tiny amount of the allergic food can trigger digestive problems, hives and swollen airways. In some cases, these reactions can be so severe that they cause life-threatening anaphylaxis.
The good news that there is some great work that Dr. Randhawa is doing through his OIT work at TPIRC. To find out more about his work, we encourage you to visit one of our upcoming support groups since our family is currently going through his OIT program. We definitely encourage people to find out more about the work being done by Dr. Randhawa and his website http://www.tpirc.org/
From his website:
The Translational Pulmonary & Immunology Research Center (TPIRC), a nonprofit corporation (we have applied for tax exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code), will operate as a targeted rare disease institute comprehensively joining basic/translational research, cutting edge clinical care, clinical trials, disease education/awareness and philanthropy under one organizational structure in Long Beach, California. Located adjacent to a large children’s and adult medical center, TPIRC offers the unique opportunity to join clinical physician researchers with basic scientists and disease advocates under one roof.
By combining philanthropy and fundraising with research and clinical accountability, TPIRC will offer a comprehensive approach to rare disease innovation and care. The “downstream” model of TPIRC will allow the advocacy component with the clinical component to drive research productivity with accountability toward results.