Pediatric idiopathic anaphylaxis: Experience with 22 patients

Anne Marie Ditto*, Jane Krasnick, Paul A. Greenberger, Kevin J. Kelly, Kris McGrath, Roy Patterson

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Idiopathic anaphylaxis in the pediatric population is being increasingly recognized, with symptoms (and therefore classifications) the same as those described in adults. We present a series of 22 patients with special attention to considerations relatively unique to the pediatric population. Prednisone, hydroxyzine, and albuterol were used to control symptoms and induce remission. No deaths occurred during treatment. One adolescent who presented with corticosteroid-dependent idiopathic anaphylaxis was diagnosed with undifferentiated somatoferm-idiopathic anaphylaxis. Local physician reluctance to participate in management complicated care for some patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)320-326
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997


  • Airway obstruction
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Angioedema
  • Idiopathic anaphylaxis
  • Pediatric
  • Urticaria

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology


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