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Peanut allergy: an increasing health risk for children.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12424985     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Matthew, age 24 months, is brought into the clinic by his frantic mother. She reports Matthew started wheezing and broke out in a blotchy skin rash within 5 minutes of eating a cracker with peanut butter. Matthew has a history of mild, intermittent asthma treated with nebulized albuterol, which the mother administered without improvement in the child's breathing pattern. He also has a history of moderate atopic dermatitis and a prior milk intolerance that he has since outgrown. No other food allergies are noted in his history, and the mother believes this is the first time Matthew has eaten peanut butter. It has been approximately fi hour since he ingested the peanut butter. Matthew's vital signs are temperature 98.6 degrees F, pulse 90, and respirations 60 with audible wheezing and repetitive cough. His blood pressure is 80/60. His face and chest are flushed with urticaria, and some swelling is noted around his mouth.
Patricia L Jackson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric nursing     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0097-9805     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Nurs     Publication Date:    2002 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-11-11     Completed Date:  2002-11-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505804     Medline TA:  Pediatr Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  496-8     Citation Subset:  N    
Department of Family Health Care Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Peanut Hypersensitivity / diagnosis*,  therapy*
Risk Assessment

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