Anaphylaxis study finds reactions to food common among children despite adult supervision

“I think we have a false sense of security that as long as our food-allergic child is at home under the supervision of an adult we know, the child will be fine; but apparently, that isn’t the case,” says AllerGen investigator Dr. Moshe Ben-Shoshan in an interview on CTV News.

The interview focuses on recently published findings from AllerGen’s nationwide Cross-Canada Anaphylaxis REgistry (C-CARE) project, which Dr. Ben-Shoshan leads. The C-CARE study, published in the November 2017 issue of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, found that a third of food-induced anaphylaxis cases caused by exposure to a known allergen occurred under adult supervision.

See the interview here:

Dr. Ben-Shoshan is a pediatric allergist and immunologist at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and an assistant professor of Pediatrics at McGill University.