Subsequent insect stings in children with hypersensitivity to Hymenoptera.

  title={Subsequent insect stings in children with hypersensitivity to Hymenoptera.},
  author={Pia Hauk and Katrin Friedl and Klaus Kaufmehl and Radvan Urbanek and Johannes Forster},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  volume={126 2},
To investigate the risk of life-threatening reactions to future stings, we sequentially challenged 113 children (aged 2 to 17 years) allergic to insect stings with a sting by the relevant insect. The time interval between the challenges varied from 2 to 6 weeks. The history of the index stings was a large local reaction (LR) in 16% and a systemic reaction (SR) in 84% of the test subjects. On the first challenge, 76% had a normal LR, 11% a large LR, and 13% an SR. On the second challenge, 78% of… CONTINUE READING