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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2016, Volume : 9, Issue : 8
First page : ( 1280) Last page : ( 1286)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2016.00243.2

Peanut Allergy-A Review

Svitlana A. Shreya*

I B.D.S, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai-600077

*Corresponding Author E-mail: shreya.svitlana@gmail.com

Online published on 12 January, 2017.

Abstract

Aim

To study about the prevalence, symptoms, causes and treatment of peanut allergy.

Objective

Compounds in peanut acts as allergen for many people. A systematic review is conducted to know the prevalence and incidence of peanut allergy.

Background

Peanut allergy develops when the body's immune system has an abnormal hypersensitivity response to one or more of the peanut proteins. Peanut allergy is one of the most common food allergies in both children and adults. This prevalence of peanut allergy has increased significantly over the past decade, most notable in westernised countries. The immune system reacts to the allergy resulting in mild rashes to anaphylaxis.

Reason

Peanut is a common food ingredient making strict avoidance difficult. Therefore, there is a relatively high rate of accidental peanut ingestions for those trying to avoid peanuts. For all of the above reasons. Peanut allergy has become an important public health issue. This review will create awareness about the various symptoms and features of peanut allergy and its prevention.

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