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Immunol Allergy Clin North Am. 2005 May;25(2):389-405, viii.

Anaphylaxis: drug allergy, insect stings, and latex.

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Division of Allergy and Immunology, Medical College of Wisconsin, 9000 West Wisconsin, Suite 411, Milwaukee, WI 53226, USA. achiu@mcw.edu

Abstract

The highest rates of anaphylaxis in humans occur in early childhood associated with food allergy. Latex allergy, pharmaceutical drugs, and stinging insect reactions are important later in childhood, with drug allergy peaking in adult populations. Knowledge about diagnosis and therapy of anaphylaxis is critical, because a large percentage of subjects are not previously known to be at risk at the time of initial reactions. This article summarizes the basic clinical knowledge of anaphylaxis in childhood.

PMID:
15878462
DOI:
10.1016/j.iac.2005.03.004
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