Rate of fatal anaphylaxis in the United States: A 12 year review


Target Audience: Those with allergy and their families

Summary: There has been a lot of news in the media of late relating to food-related allergy.  The tragic deaths of a number of young adults from food-related anaphylaxis has raised the profile of the condition, but also increased concern amongst families living with allergic disease. This recent article reviewing deaths from allergic reactions in the US over a 12 year period highlights that anaphylaxis remains a relatively rare cause of death, and that reactions to drugs (medications) are the most likely cause.

Article Source: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Published Date: December 2014

Article Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0091674914011907

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Allergic reaction linked to residual antibiotics in food


Target Audience: Those with drug (antibiotic) allergy / hypersensitivity

Summary: This is an interesting case description investigating allergic reactions linked to residual antibiotics in food

Article Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Published Date: September 2014

Article Link: http://www.annallergy.org/article/S1081-1206(14)00458-X/abstract

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