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Zeynep Kamil Medical Journal
An overview of anaphylaxis in children [Zeynep Kamil Med J]
Zeynep Kamil Med J. 2021; 52(3): 116-120 | DOI: 10.14744/zkmj.2021.60437

An overview of anaphylaxis in children

Nevin Cambaz Kurt
Deparment Of Pediatry, Basaksehir Cam And Sakura City Hospital, İstanbul,turkey

Anaphylaxis is an acute and life-threatening systemic hypersensitivity reaction. Anaphylaxis is an immunoglobulin (Ig) E-mediated reaction, Food allergy is the most common cause of anaphylaxis, followed by drugs. Patients with anaphylaxis commonly present with symptoms involving skin or mucous membranes, followed by respiratory and gastrointestinal symptoms. Epinephrine is the drug of choice for treating anaphylaxis. Patients and caregivers should be educated on the use of epinephrine auto injectors and symptoms of anaphylaxis.

Keywords: anaphylaxis, children, allergy

Nevin Cambaz Kurt. An overview of anaphylaxis in children. Zeynep Kamil Med J. 2021; 52(3): 116-120

Corresponding Author: Nevin Cambaz Kurt, Türkiye
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