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61% of anaphylactic events occur in the home

61% of anaphylactic events occur in the home
November 1, 2017

BOSTON — Although parental concern about anaphylaxis is high when children are at school or other public areas, 61% of anaphylactic events occur within the home, according to a recent presentation at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology’s Annual Scientific Meeting.

According to Sara Anvari, MD, MS, FAAP, assistant professor of pediatrics in the section of immunology, allergy and rheumatology at Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine, and colleagues, the majority of these anaphylactic events were reactions to food.

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