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Peanut allergy debate continues

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The prevalence of food allergy continues to increase. Deaths from anaphylaxis fortunately are rare but often have a high profile in the media. With appropriate allergy avoidance and keeping your adrenalin pen always at hand, a tragic and unnecessary death should be avoidable. The Archivist has always been a bit confused about the role and safety of immunotherapy in peanut allergy. It takes quite a commitment and once a patient has been desensitised, they have to continue eating peanuts to maintain that status even if they don’t like peanuts! So it is a big commitment. Chu …

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