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Deaths from Allergy-like conditions

Allergy-like conditions: Deaths

Deaths from types of Allergy-like conditions: for details see deaths from types of Allergy-like conditions analysis; summary of available deaths by type data:

  • Asthma: 5,637 deaths in 1995 (NHLBI); 4,657 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001); approximately 5,000 deaths annually (NIAID)
  • Food allergies: approximately 100 Americans, usually children (NIAID)
  • Insect sting allergies: about 40 to 100 deaths annually from anaphylaxis (NIAID); less than 0.02 per 100,000 with 7 cases of deaths from "bites and stings" in Canada 19971
  • Penicillin allergy: 400 deaths annually among Americans (NIAID)
  • Chronic Bronchitis: 1,172 deaths (NHLBI 1999)
  • Acute Bronchitis: 388 deaths reported in USA 1999 for acute bronchitis and bronchiolitis (NVSR Sep 2001)
  • Anaphylaxis: at least 400 deaths in USA (NIAID penicillan reactions)

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Footnotes:
1. Canadian Injury Data, Statistics Canada, 1996-1997

 

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