Actual drug allergy during childhood: Five years' experience at a tertiary referral centre

Tugcu G. D. , Cavkaytar Ö., ŞEKEREL B. E. , Sackesen C., Kalayci O., TUNCER A., ...More

ALLERGOLOGIA ET IMMUNOPATHOLOGIA, vol.43, no.6, pp.571-578, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.aller.2015.01.005
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.571-578
  • Keywords: Diagnosis, Drug allergy, Drug hypersensitivity reaction, Epidemiology, Risk factor, INDUCED ANAPHYLAXIS, HYPERSENSITIVITY, DIAGNOSIS, CHILDREN, SKIN, EPIDEMIOLOGY, ORGANIZATION, MANAGEMENT, EMERGENCY, HISTORY


Background: Drug hypersensitivity reactions (DHR) are common in the paediatric population, representing a public health problem. Recent studies have confirmed that the frequency of drug allergy is overestimated by both parents and physicians. The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence and risk factors of actual drug allergies in children admitted to a tertiary referral allergy centre.