Peanut allergy affects even more U.S. adults than children

(Northwestern University) Peanut allergy affects at least 4.5 million adults in the U.S., many of whom report developing their first allergy symptoms during adulthood. Although three out of four Americans with peanut allergy are over 17 years old, peanut allergy is often considered a predominantly pediatric concern. There are currently no FDA-approved therapies for patients with adult-onset food allergy.
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Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
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