Idiopathic anaphylaxis in children manifested as upper airway obstruction

Jane Krasnick, Anne M. Ditto, Roy Patterson*

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Pediatric idiopathic anaphylaxis has previously been reported and medical management defined in 15 patients. We report 3 cases of pediatric idiopathic anaphylaxis, each sharing upper airway obstruction as one of the presenting symptoms. The patients were managed with a program of oral prednisone, sympathomimetics, antihistamines, and inhaled corticosteroids with a favorable outcome. Pediatric idiopathic anaphylaxis must be included in the differential diagnosis of children presenting with upper airway obstruction. Inhaled corticosteroids may provide a protective benefit from further episodes of airway obstruction due to idiopathic anaphylaxis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29-33
Number of pages5
JournalPediatric Asthma, Allergy and Immunology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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