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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.
People with peanut allergies avoid tree nuts despite being non-allergic to them

People with peanut allergies avoid tree nuts despite being non-allergic to them

People allergic to peanuts can safely eat tree nuts, but nearly 40% choose avoidance

People allergic to peanuts can safely eat tree nuts, but nearly 40% choose avoidance

Researchers identify novel genes associated with severity of peanut allergy

Researchers identify novel genes associated with severity of peanut allergy

Breakthrough research develops novel vaccine poised to cure peanut allergies

Breakthrough research develops novel vaccine poised to cure peanut allergies

Children with food allergies are seen sooner when treated by community pediatricians

Children with food allergies are seen sooner when treated by community pediatricians

Looking for the source: new routes for allergy treatment

Looking for the source: new routes for allergy treatment

Study about cells producing group E antibodies would help fight against allergies

Study about cells producing group E antibodies would help fight against allergies

New treatment stops peanut allergy for 6 weeks with single dose

New treatment stops peanut allergy for 6 weeks with single dose

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