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10-year-old boy cured of serious peanut allergy

A 10-year-old boy has been cured of his peanut allergy, one of the first instances of a child being alleviated of the condition, according to research presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology's (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting.Peanut allergies affect approximately 3 million school aged children in the United States, and they are the most common cause of fatal food anaphylaxis – a severe full-body allergic reaction that often leads to airway blockage and cardiac arrest.While some children eventually outgrow conditions like peanut allergies, many spend their lives carefully avoiding their allergens. Though there are no known treatments for sufferers of peanut allergies, doctors believe they have successfully cured one child of a peanut allergy he developed in 2003.When Dr. Steven Weiss, an allergist and fellow of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, first encountered the patient, he was 15 months old and had suffered an allergic reaction aft...

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