Ruchi Gupta, MD, MPH, and ACAAI member, presented information from recent research which shows that peanut allergies in children have increased by 21 percent since 2010, with nearly 2.5 percent of US children potentially now suffering from the condition. In addition to peanut allergy, rates of tree nut, shellfish, fin fish, and sesame allergies are also on the rise, with allergy to tree nuts up 18 percent from 2010 when data were last collected, and allergy to shellfish up 7 percent. Click here to read more about the research.
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