Children's hospital reports an increase in ED visits for food allergies

07/27/2010 | Reuters

Cases of food-induced allergic reactions treated at the emergency department of Children's Hospital Boston rose from 164 in 2001 to 391 in 2006, according to a new study. The results, if supported by data from other medical centers, could point to a larger trend of an increasing number of emergency visits related to food allergies.

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