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The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) held their Annual Science Meeting Nov. 10-14, in Louisville, Kentucky. During the meeting, ACAAI shared the latest news on topics important to people with food allergies and asthma.

Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is sharing the press releases from the meeting to bring you the latest research news.

Study Shows 86.4% of Infants with Anaphylaxis Appropriately Received Epinephrine

A recent study shows that most infants who went to the emergency department for anaphylaxis didn’t need to stay in the hospital and went home after a few hours after being given epinephrine. Read the press release. (en español)

Only 52% of Adults with Severe Food Allergy Have Been Prescribed an Epinephrine Auto-Injector

One study found that many adults who need epinephrine auto-injectors for food allergy reactions don’t have immediate access to epinephrine. Many adults believe epinephrine can be harmful even though it’s safe and important for stopping a severe allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. Read the press release. (en español)

Even in States with Strong Stock Albuterol Laws, School Administrators Fear Liability

One in 12 children have asthma. This means most classrooms in the United States could have at least one student with asthma. These children need quick-relief asthma medicine, such as albuterol, to treat an asthma attack. Many states have laws that allow schools to keep stock albuterol on hand for children who don’t have their inhalers with them. Even though they are protected by Good Samaritan laws, many school staff and prescribing health care providers are afraid to stock inhalers in schools due to liability concerns. Read the press release. (en español)

Smartphones Are Reservoirs of Allergens According to New Research

Smartphones can carry more than just germs. They can also have higher levels of certain allergens, according to a new study. The study also looked at the best cleaners to use to remove the allergens. Read the press release. (en español)

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