Factors predicting anaphylaxis to peanuts and tree nuts in patients referred to a specialist center.

@article{Summers2008FactorsPA,
  title={Factors predicting anaphylaxis to peanuts and tree nuts in patients referred to a specialist center.},
  author={Colin W. Summers and Richard S. H. Pumphrey and Charlotte N Woods and Garry McDowell and Philip W. Pemberton and Peter D Arkwright},
  journal={The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology},
  year={2008},
  volume={121 3},
  pages={632-638.e2}
}
BACKGROUND Although acute allergic reactions after ingestion of peanuts and tree nuts are common, fatalities are rare. Other than patients with coexisting asthma, it is currently not possible to predict which patients are most likely to develop severe reactions. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine which clinical and laboratory parameters best predict the likelihood of severe allergic reactions. METHODS From 1992 to 2004, we collected detailed information on the clinical… CONTINUE READING