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Peanut allergy

Peanut exposure is one of the leading causes of allergy-related deaths. Unlike some other food allergies, peanut allergy rarely lessens with age.

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Summary of Peanut allergy

Peanut allergies are becoming more widespread across the globe.[1] In the United States, up to 1.4% of the population[2], or as many as 4.4 million people have a peanut allergy. Peanut exposure is one of the leading causes[3] of allergy-related deaths due to anaphylaxis, a set of symptoms that can include facial and oral swelling, difficulty breathing, a dangerous drop in blood pressure, and cardiac arrest. Other less severe symptoms include itchy skin and mouth, hives, and gastrointestinal distress. Unlike some other food allergies, like milk, soy, and egg, a peanut allergy rarely lessens with age.

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