Epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of Hymenoptera venom allergy in mastocytosis patients.

@article{Niedoszytko2014EpidemiologyDA,
  title={Epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of Hymenoptera venom allergy in mastocytosis patients.},
  author={Marek Niedoszytko and Patrizia Bonadonna and Joanne NG Oude Elberink and David B. K. Golden},
  journal={Immunology and allergy clinics of North America},
  year={2014},
  volume={34 2},
  pages={365-81}
}
Hymenoptera venom allergy is a typical IgE-mediated reaction caused by sensitization to 1 or more allergens of the venom, and accounts for 1.5% to 34% of all cases of anaphylaxis. Patients suffering from mastocytosis are more susceptible to the anaphylactic reactions to an insect sting. This article aims to answer the most important clinical questions raised by the diagnosis and treatment of insect venom allergy in mastocytosis patients. Total avoidance of Hymenoptera is not feasible, and there… CONTINUE READING