Anaphylaxis cases increasing among children: C-CARE

Anaphylaxis cases increasing among children: C-CARE
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Dr. Moshe Ben-Shoshan

New findings from AllerGen’s Cross-Canada Anaphylaxis REgistry (C-CARE) project, led by Dr. Moshe Ben-Shoshan, reveal that  the incidence of anaphylaxis seems to be increasing among children.

Published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JACI), the study shows that the percentage of children’s emergency department visits due to anaphylaxis doubled over a four-year period, based on data collected from the Montreal Children’s Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre.

“With the rising rates of allergies among Canadian children, we were interested in determining if anaphylaxis rates are also increasing,” says Dr. Ben-Shoshan. “Our findings suggest a worrisome increase in anaphylaxis rates that is consistent with the world-wide reported increase.”

Read the press release.