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The Management of Life Threatening Allergies in School: Lessons Learned from Massachusetts


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This piece was originally published in the American Academy of Pediatrics, Council on School Health, Spring/Summer 2009 Newsletter. We thank the AAP for granting permission to post and to update mandated reporting data within this article.

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