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A 6 year old boy was stung by a bee and developed a large, localized skin reaction. What can be said of his risk for systemic reaction to future exposure? Should he be referred to an allergist?

Only 10%... this reaction is actually predictive of a better outcome.

There is no need to refer to an allergist.


A 9 year old girl was taken to hospital for an anaphylactic reaction after a wasp sting. What can be said of her risk for future reaction? What is the next step in management?

40% risk of future systemic reaction.

Refer her for testing and desensitization.


How prevalent in children is insect allergy?

About 1%.