Allergic kids more likely to be exposed to peanut at home than at school


An AllerGen-supported study, “Accidental exposures to peanut in a large cohort of Canadian children with peanut allergy,” has found that children who are allergic to peanuts are more likely to be exposed to them in their own homes than at school.

The study’s lead author is Sabrine Cherkaoui of the University of Montreal, a Clinical Immunology/Allergy Fellow supervised by AllerGen investigator Dr. Ann Clarke.

Says Dr. Clarke of the research: “The take-home message is that allergen exposures continue to occur, mostly in the homes of the peanut allergic children, and most are not optimally managed by patients, caregivers, and health professionals.”

The study’s results, published in the journal Clinical and Translational Allergy, have been reported by Radio Canada International, The Montreal Gazette, The Daily Mail (UK), and The Times of India.

See the University of Montreal press release.

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