Anaphylaxis in a New York City pediatric emergency department: triggers, treatments, and outcomes.

@article{Huang2012AnaphylaxisIA,
  title={Anaphylaxis in a New York City pediatric emergency department: triggers, treatments, and outcomes.},
  author={Faith Huang and Kanwaljit K Chawla and K M J{\"a}rvinen and Anna H Nowak-Węgrzyn},
  journal={The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology},
  year={2012},
  volume={129 1},
  pages={162-8.e1-3}
}
BACKGROUND Anaphylaxis incidence is increasing. OBJECTIVE We sought to characterize anaphylaxis in children in an urban pediatric emergency department (PED). METHODS We performed a review of PED records for anaphylactic reactions over 5 years. RESULTS We identified 213 anaphylactic reactions in 192 children (97 male patients): 6 were infants, 20 had multiple reactions, and the median age was 8 years (age range, 4 months to 18 years). Sixty-two reactions were coded as anaphylaxis; 151… CONTINUE READING

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