When Eating Is Deadly for Children

ALLERGY is a burgeoning disease, and food allergies represent the segment where life can be directly threatened. In the U.S., more than three million people are allergic to peanut. Indeed, peanut allergy causes about 100 to 150 deaths each year in the U.S.—but no treatment is currently available. Until now, avoidance of the culprit food has been the primary solution.

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