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Allergies in children.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20397554     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An estimated 25% of the British population suffers from some form of allergic condition. Atopic dermatitis and food sensitivities are more common in infants and younger children, with hay fever (seasonal allergic rhinitis), perennial allergic rhinitis and allergic asthma developing throughout adolescence. Allergic reactions occur as a result of an interaction between allergen and mast cells via the antibody immunoglobulin E (IgE). Classic symptoms include itching, redness and swelling. These symptoms, and their time course, help the health professional to differentiate between allergic and non-allergic symptoms. Avoidance plays a part in management. Anaphylaxis is a medical emergency and recent guidelines recommend early use of epinephrine in patient with a severe allergic-type reaction.
Samantha Walker; Annie Wing
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of family health care     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1474-9114     ISO Abbreviation:  J Fam Health Care     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-19     Completed Date:  2010-04-30     Revised Date:  2010-08-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101142028     Medline TA:  J Fam Health Care     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  24-6     Citation Subset:  N    
Education for Health, Warwick.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Great Britain / epidemiology
Hypersensitivity / diagnosis*,  epidemiology,  etiology,  therapy*
Medical History Taking
Nurse Practitioners / education,  organization & administration
Nursing Assessment
Physical Examination
Primary Health Care / organization & administration
Skin Tests
Comment In:
J Fam Health Care. 2010;20(3):104; author reply 104   [PMID:  20695358 ]

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