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Some Children Don't Outgrow Sting Allergies

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Some Children Don't Outgrow Sting Allergies

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Some Children Don't Outgrow Sting Allergies

Some Children Don't Outgrow Sting Allergies

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Some children who have allergic reactions to insect stings don't outgrow them as adults, a study in the New England Journal of Medicine finds. The study suggests that venom immunotherapy may be the key to protecting these children long after treatment stops. NPR's Rachel Jones reports.