Emergency visits for childhood food allergy on rise in Illinois

26 junio 2015

Emergency room visits and hospitalizations of children with severe, potentially life-threatening food allergy reactions increased nearly 30 percent in Illinois over five years, reports a new study. Hispanic children, who previously had the lowest cases of food allergies, had the biggest increase with a 44 percent rise. This study shows severe food allergies are beginning to impact children of all races and income. It is no longer primarily a disease of children who are white and/or from higher income families.