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Data on severe reactions

The survey on severe allergic reactions (SAR) counted SAR cases in clinics, hospitals and surgeries. 60.4% institutions within the pool of duly completed questionnaires (N=191) report on cases of severe allergic reactions (SAR). 39.6% of all returns mention problems related to a food allergy, whereas 49.7% of the sample confirm other eliciting allergies (e.g. drug allergies).

In 53 centres (45.7%) both, food allergy and other allergy cases have been given. For the whole survey area contacted doctors report on a total of 2126 patients with severe allergic reactions, which necessitated hospitalisation (41.2% of them with food induced symptoms).

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Institut für angewandte Verbraucherforschung IFAV
Wilhelm-Schlombs-Allee 1
50585 Köln
Germany
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