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What are the odds of a child getting anaphylaxis during his entire childhood?

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Dr. David Menchell
Allergy and Immunology 46 years experience
Anaphylaxis risk: There are no studies giving accurate data on anaphylaxis risk in children. The problem is that there are multiple causes of anaphylaxis (foods, drugs, insect stings, latex) and studies usually focus on one trigger. In adults, figures vary, but 1 in 10, 000 is a figure given in a few studies. The risk increases depending on risk and route of exposure and underlying illnesses such as asthma, .
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