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What is anaphylaxis in children?

Vandana  R. Sheth
Nutrition & Dietetics
Anaphylaxis is a serious allergic reaction that is rapid in progression and can cause death.  Food, medication, insect stings and latex are the common causes of anaphylaxis.  Children with a history of allergies and asthma are at higher risk for developing anaphylaxis and it is very important that they keep an Epipen (self-injectable epinephrine) with them at all times.

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