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What is the prevalence of egg allergies?

The exact prevalence of egg allergies specifically is unknown, but the percentage is low. Food allergies exist in just 4 percent to 8 percent of children, and that number drops to just 2 percent of adults. And though an egg allergy is one of the more common food allergies, there are seven other food allergies that help account for the vast majority of all food allergies.

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