• Only 2% of oral food challenges result in anaphylaxis

    8 days ago - By Healio

    Clinical low-risk oral food challenges present few risks in practice, with 98% performed without an anaphylactic event and 86% of challenges having no reaction at all, according to a study published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology “There is a need to determine the safety of open oral food challenges because food allergies affect up to 6 million people, and the health care cost for food allergies is $24 billion annually attributable to annual medical and out-of-pocket cost, lost labor productivity and forgone caregiver labor market activities,” Kwei Akuete, MD, MPH, from the...
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