Peanut Allergy Leads To Death Of Teenage Camper

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 30,2013)—Natalie Giorgi, 13, who had a peanut allergy, died after taking a bite of a treat at a family summer camp in Sacramento, Calif.

Giorgi died Saturday at Camp Sacramento after ingesting a Rice Krispies treat made with peanuts, even after her parents administered multiple doses of medicine, sheriff’s officials said.

A family friend said Giorgi spit out the treat right away after tasting peanuts and then called her parents, who gave her a dose of Benadryl and monitored her condition.

Twenty minutes later she developed trouble breathing so her father, a doctor, administered injections of epinephrine three times before her respiration stopped.

Laryngeal edema, or a swelling in the throat, was cited as the cause of death, officials said.

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