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Anaphylaxis is an acute multi-system severe type I hypersensitivity reaction. Due in part to the variety of definitions, between 1% and 15% of the population of the United States can be considered "at risk" for having an anaphylactic reaction if they are exposed to one or more allergens. Of those people who actually experience anaphylaxis, up to 1% may die as a result.
New information on benefits of oral food challenges when diagnosing food allergies

New information on benefits of oral food challenges when diagnosing food allergies

UGA researcher working to correct penicillin allergy misconception

UGA researcher working to correct penicillin allergy misconception

Heavier babies more likely to develop childhood allergies

Heavier babies more likely to develop childhood allergies

Heavier babies may be at greater risk of childhood allergies

Heavier babies may be at greater risk of childhood allergies

Peripherally inserted central catheters associated with serious allergic reactions in patients

Peripherally inserted central catheters associated with serious allergic reactions in patients

New 'Idiopathic Anaphylaxis Yardstick' offers guidance for diagnosis and treatment

New 'Idiopathic Anaphylaxis Yardstick' offers guidance for diagnosis and treatment

Research reveals potential target for therapies to prevent severe allergic reactions

Research reveals potential target for therapies to prevent severe allergic reactions

New study launched to evaluate experimental treatment for food allergy

New study launched to evaluate experimental treatment for food allergy

Use of broad-spectrum antibiotics to treat pneumonia does more harm than good

Use of broad-spectrum antibiotics to treat pneumonia does more harm than good

Novel vaccine against bee sting allergy successfully tested

Novel vaccine against bee sting allergy successfully tested

Food allergy caused by absence of beneficial bacteria in the gut

Food allergy caused by absence of beneficial bacteria in the gut

Treatment guidelines for managing anaphylaxis in children need to be reassessed

Treatment guidelines for managing anaphylaxis in children need to be reassessed

Scientific evidence for and against causal associations for 47 adverse effects after immunization

Scientific evidence for and against causal associations for 47 adverse effects after immunization

Peanut allergy tolerance treatment may increase the risk of anaphylaxis

Peanut allergy tolerance treatment may increase the risk of anaphylaxis

Newly identified skin-gut communication helps illuminate link between food allergy and eczema

Newly identified skin-gut communication helps illuminate link between food allergy and eczema

Researchers identify new allergen responsible for allergy to durum wheat

Researchers identify new allergen responsible for allergy to durum wheat

New study reveals five facts about allergies to vaccines

New study reveals five facts about allergies to vaccines

Five facts to know about penicillin allergy

Five facts to know about penicillin allergy

Gut microbiome may help prevent development of cow's milk allergy

Gut microbiome may help prevent development of cow's milk allergy

Half of all food allergy sufferers are not actually allergic

Half of all food allergy sufferers are not actually allergic