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To the Editor.—
The article says that about 20% of Americans are believed to be hypersensitive to venoms of hymenopteran insects. The only references I can find, four of them, give the frequency of hymenoptera allergy at less than 1% of the general population.
Settipane GA, Boyd GK. Allergy to Insect Stings. JAMA. 1972;222(10):1309. doi:10.1001/jama.1972.03210100057024
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