'Alarming frequency': Concern over food allergy reactions in teens

The anaphylactic reactions mostly occur at home, with no EpiPen treatment

Young teens with food allergies are having high rates of adverse reactions including anaphylaxis, a Victorian study shows.


Allergy specialists have expressed alarm at new figures showing that 44% of adolescents with food allergies have had an adverse reaction in the previous year, and 10% had a food-induced anaphylactic episode.

The findings from a Murdoch Children’s Research Institute study involving 547 students aged 10-14 with food allergies showed that most food-induced allergic reactions occurred in the home (40%)