The prevalence of food allergy and epinephrine auto-injectors in Dutch food-allergic adolescents

J. Saleh-Langenberg*, G. M. Bootsma, C. D. van Ginkel, B. J. Kollen, B. M. J. Flokstra-de Blok, A. E. J. Dubois

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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Food-induced anaphylaxis continues to be increasing across all ages, and the risk of fatal food-induced anaphylaxis is disproportionately high in adolescents(1,2). Effective management of food-induced anaphylaxis must include both prompt acute, emergency treatment and long-term care. When a severe food-allergic reaction occurs, prompt administration of epinephrine may be life-saving. Therefore, all food-allergic patients at high-risk of anaphylaxis should carry an epinephrine auto-injector (EAI) at all times. However, a previous study in 2009 showed that there was an alarming underprescription of EAIs to high-risk food-allergic adolescents (11-20 years) in Dutch high schools(3). This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)755-759
Aantal pagina's6
TijdschriftPediatric Allergy and Immunology
Nummer van het tijdschrift7
StatusPublished - nov-2016

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