C-CARE: Anaphylaxis in kids occurs despite adult supervision

At least a third of reactions in children with food-induced anaphylaxis to a known allergen occur under adult supervision, according to new research led by AllerGen researchers using data from AllerGen’s nationwide Cross-Canada Anaphylaxis REgistry (C-CARE).

The study, published in the November issue of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, found that inadvertent exposures to a known food allergen in children are frequent, and in the majority of supervised reactions, adults other than the child’s parents were present.

“These findings highlight the importance of increasing education and awareness among all caregivers of food-allergic children,” says the study’s senior author Dr. Moshe Ben-Shoshan.

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