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Flashcards in Allergy in Childhood Deck (7):
1

What are the 8 big food allergens?

Egg
Milk
Fish
Soy
Wheat
Shellfish
Tree Nuts
Peanuts

2

Which is better, skin prick tests or serum allergen tests?

They're equal

3

What is the limitation of skin prick and serum testing?

They can be used to estimate probability but not the severity of response

4

How are reactions managed?

Adrenaline
Anti-histamines
Salbutamol and steroids
Allergy action plan

5

What is FPIES? How does it present?

Food protein induced enterocolitis

- Profuse vomiting commonly 2-4 hours after ingestion of allergen for the first or second time
- Child is unwell, can appear septic

6

How do you treat FPIES?

Fluid resuscitation - child responds quickly

7

What causes eosinophilic oesophagitis? How does it present?

Eosinophilic infiltration into oesophageal mucosa

Epigastric pain and vomiting after eating
FTT