Anaphylactic deaths in asthmatic patients.

  title={Anaphylactic deaths in asthmatic patients.},
  author={Guy A Settipane},
  journal={Allergy proceedings : the official journal of regional and state allergy societies},
  volume={10 4},
  • Guy A Settipane
  • Published 1989 in
    Allergy proceedings : the official journal of…
We reviewed seven documented deaths to peanuts and two near deaths. We excluded hearsay undocumented deaths to peanuts. Peanut allergy is one of the most common food allergies and probably the most common cause of death by food anaphylaxis in the United States. About one-third of peanut-sensitive patients have severe reactions to peanuts. Asthmatics with peanut sensitivity appear more likely to develop fatal reactions probably because of the exquisite sensitivity that asthamatics have to… CONTINUE READING