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Anaphylaxis is a severe, immediate, generalised, or systemic, hyper-sensitivity reaction affecting multiple organ systems and is characterised at its most severe by bronchospasm, upper airway angioedema and/or hypotension.1 The anaphylactic reaction is predominantly a paediatric condition and although it is uncommon, it is not rare.1 It is estimated to occur in one out of 170 children.2
Anaphylaxis as a symptom of Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy
Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy (CMPA) is the second most common cause of anaphylaxis in infants2 and is responsible for up to 80% of all anaphylactic reactions that present in hospital emergency departments.1 It has also been identified in several reports of food-induced fatalities in infants.3
Signs and symptoms related to CMPA
The majority of infants affected with CMPA have at least two symptoms affecting at least two different organ systems.4,5
Having an awareness of the most common symptoms of CMPA can help you to make an earlier diagnosis of CMPA in your patients.
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2. Silva IL., et al. Allergy. 2008:63:1071–76
3. Younker J. and Soar J. Nurs Crit Care. 2010;15(2):94–8
4. Lifschitz C. and Szajewska H. Eur J Pediatr. 2015;174:141–50
5. Høst A. Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 1994;5:1–36