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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 5:53 pm 

Joined: Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:37 am
Posts: 1526
Location: Alberta ... aphylaxis/

At the beginning of this video, it states that up to 2000 people die every year from anaphylaxis in the United Stated and Canada. This is dated 2008. I wonder what the #'s are now?

Myself - Seasonal, cats
dd-asthma (trigger - flu) anaphylactic to eggs, severe allergies to bugspray and penicilin,pulmicort
ds-Seasonal, cats and OAS
dh-allergy cats, bugspray and guava, outgrew egg allergy

PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 6:50 pm 

Joined: Mon Apr 11, 2005 9:38 pm
Posts: 958
Location: Oakville, Ontario
Alberta Advocate, Thank you for posting this! This is a shocking statistic! I never would have guessed the number would be this high... 2000!! :frightened Would anyone else have guessed this? I am going to send this to my son's school next year so they can be aware of this. I think they would be very surprised to hear of the number of deaths. My husband does some volunteer work with AAIA, so he is going to forward this to them as well.

16 yr old daughter: no health issues
13 yr old son: allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, egg, fish, sesame,sunflower,mustard,poppy seeds, peas, carrots, some fruits, instructed to avoid legumes(except soy & green beans),pollen, cats, horses, cold urticaria

PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:32 pm 
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Joined: Mon Feb 07, 2005 6:39 pm
Posts: 2973
Location: Toronto
We posted this because it's a very good vid. - and from the Mayo Clinic.
Only thing we didn't like at AL, the fig. cited off the top. Even though meant to include food, drug & sting anaphylaxis, it's far higher than any we've heard.

No idea where they got that and wonder if it's a mistake.
Accepted death rate for food allergy-related anaphylaxis, emanating from Mayo Clinic figs, is approx 150 a year.

Allergic to soy, peanut, shellfish, penicillin

PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:28 pm 
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Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:17 pm
Posts: 6557
Location: Ottawa
Death rates door Canada (2005),
In Canada, approximately 20 children and 500 adults die each year from asthma.

Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy and green beans) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: Oral Allergy Syndrome, Allergic to Birch trees

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