Flashcards in Insect Allergy Deck (3)
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.