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Dr. Thierry Bourrier and Pr. Christophe Dupont present abstract showing that a peanut-allergic child from the ARACHILD study had a sustained desensitization even after one year off treatment
Multiple Oral Presentations on EPIT at the French Congress of Allergy
BAGNEUX, France, April 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DBV Technologies (Euronext: DBV - ISIN: FR0010417345), creator of Viaskin®, a new paradigm for the treatment of allergies, today announced that 4 communications were presented at the French Congress of Allergy (CFA). This year, highlights included an abstract authored by Dr. Bourrier
from Pediatric Hospital in Nice (CHU-LENVAL) and Pr. Dupont
fromAssistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP) at the CFA in Paris, April 15-18, 2014 reporting for the first time that a case subject from the ARACHILD Phase II study after an 18-month EPIT treatment maintained its desensitization level after one year off-treatment, with a strict peanut diet. A dedicated plenary session
"Specific Epicutaneous Immunotherapy" will also take place at this congress on April 16 from 2:30 to 4:00 pm, and one presentation on DBV's EPIT cellular mechanism will be featured.
Summary of Poster from Dr. Bourrier and Pr. Dupont
The Abstract highlights an 8-year-old patient from the ARACHILD trial, who voluntarily stopped the EPIT treatment after reaching 1,146mg peanut protein (4 to 5 peanuts) during the 18-month food challenge, from 96,33 mg peanut protein at entry (1/3 peanut). After 12 months of no treatment and following a strict non-peanut diet, the child performed another food challenge and was able to reach again a cumulative reactive dose of 1,110 mg peanut protein. Both investigators concluded that this case is the first documented case in humans of a persistent efficacy induced by EPIT despite a continued and prolonged absence of exposure with the allergen after immunotherapy.