“Six Million U.S. Kids Have Food Allergies”

“The prevalence of food allergy in children and adolescents younger than 18 was 8% (95% CI 7.6 to 8.3), according to Ruchi S. Gupta, MD, of Northwestern University in Chicago, and colleagues.”
http://www.medpagetoday.com/AllergyImmunology/Allergy/27142?pfc=101&spc=224

“Type 1 hypersensitivity is an allergic reaction provoked by reexposure to a specific type of antigen referred to as an allergen.”
http://www.wikidoc.org/index.php/Hypersensitivity

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