Pediatric anaphylaxis, insect stings, and bites

Dennis Randall Ownby

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Although anaphylaxis is rare in children, the potential for a rapidly fatal outcome requires that physicians caring for children be able to rapidly recognize anaphylaxis and initiate appropriate treatment. In children, foods, especially peanut products, are the most common cause of anaphylaxis, but many other allergens may also cause anaphylaxis. For acute treatment, aqueous epinephrine is the drug of choice. Long-term management requires accurate diagnosis and careful education of the patient and parents to prevent reoccurrence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)347-361
Number of pages15
JournalImmunology and Allergy Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology


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