Les cas d’anaphylaxie à la hausse chez les enfants

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L’anaphylaxie, réaction allergique grave qui peut se produire soudainement et être fatale, semble de plus en plus fréquente chez les enfants. C’est ce qui ressort d’une nouvelle étude dirigée par une équipe de l’Institut de recherche du Centre universitaire de santé McGill dont les conclusions reposent sur des données recueillies à l’Hôpital de Montréal pour enfants. Les résultats révèlent que le pourcentage de consultations aux services des urgences causées par l’anaphylaxie a doublé en quatre ans.

Anaphylaxis among children on the rise

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Anaphylaxis, known to be a sudden and potentially life-threatening allergic reaction, seems to be increasing among children, according to a new study led by a team at the RI-MUHC. The findings reveal that the percentage of emergency department visits due to anaphylaxis doubled over a four-year period based on data collected from the Montreal Children’s Hospital.

Popular test for antibiotics allergies are useless, say researchers

Research

Skin tests traditionally used to predict allergies to amoxicillin, one of the most commonly prescribed antibiotics in children, are ineffective according to a new study led by a team at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre. The findings determined that oral provocation or challenge test, with appropriate follow up, was a more efficient and safer screening method for diagnosing non-life threatening reactions to amoxicillin in children.