Pediatric Idiopathic Anaphylaxis: Additional Cases and Extended Observations

Roy Patterson*, Anne Ditto, Mark S. Dykewicz, Paul A. Greenberger, Kathleen E. Harris, Kevin J. Kelly, Kris G. Mcgrath

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Abstract

Pediatric Idiopathic Anaphylaxis (IA) was previously described in 3 patients. This report extends the series to 12 cases in an institution where the adult cases are in excess of 350 cases. The pediatric IA cases have a similar spectrum of severity as adult cases, and the classification of IA applies to children. The youngest case had the onset at age 3. Control and remission can be induced by prednisone. Corticosteroid-dependent IA may occur. One case of malignant IA was identified with subsequent improved control. In general, the prognosis for pediatric IA is favorable when the diagnosis has been established.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-47
Number of pages5
JournalPediatric Asthma, Allergy and Immunology
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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