Saturday, December 13, 2008

Anaphylaxis More Common Than Previously Thought

According to a Mayo Clinic study published this month, Anaphylaxis, a potentially life-threatening reaction, is twice as common as has been previously reported.

"Based on the new study, it’s estimated that food allergies cause 50,000 emergency room visits per year, with overall anaphylaxis cases approaching 150,000 annually."

Wyatt Decker, M.D., the lead author of the study, discusses anaphylaxis and the study findings in the video below.

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