Age-related differences in the clinical presentation of food-induced anaphylaxis

J Pediatr. 2011 Feb;158(2):326-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2010.10.017. Epub 2010 Nov 20.

Abstract

Food-induced anaphylaxis may be more difficult to recognize in younger children. We describe age-related patterns in the clinical presentation of children with anaphylaxis, which may facilitate the early recognition and treatment of this potentially life-threatening condition.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Age Distribution
  • Allergens
  • Anaphylaxis / diagnosis*
  • Anaphylaxis / epidemiology*
  • Anaphylaxis / therapy
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Confidence Intervals
  • Critical Illness / therapy
  • Early Diagnosis
  • Emergency Service, Hospital
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Food Hypersensitivity / diagnosis*
  • Food Hypersensitivity / epidemiology*
  • Food Hypersensitivity / therapy
  • Hospitalization / statistics & numerical data
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Risk Assessment
  • Sex Distribution
  • Skin Tests

Substances

  • Allergens