Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Hypersensitivity to Peanuts Incidence

Facts about peanut allergies:

  • Peanut allergies are becoming more common.
  • Cases in the US in children under 5 doubled between 1997 and 2002.
  • Peanut allergies cause between 50 and 100 deaths per year in the USA.

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Last Updated: Jun 17, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Hypersensitivity to Peanuts References
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