Treatment Developments Could Reduce Severity of Reactions for Peanut Allergy Sufferers.

Jul 16, 2019

In the United States, approximately 32 million people have food allergies, defined as an adverse health effect resulting from a specific immune response that occurs on exposure to a given food. The allergic reaction occurs because the immune system attacks the food proteins that are normally harmless. Reactions can vary from mild, such as rash or hives, to severe reactions of anaphylaxis, which can be deadly. The most common food allergies are to peanuts, followed by milk and shellfish. Allergies to peanuts and shellfish are generally lifelong…

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