Food anaphylaxis rate 'alarming'

Adolescents 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