Journal article

The global incidence and prevalence of anaphylaxis in children in the general population: A systematic review

Yichao Wang, Katrina J Allen, Noor HA Suaini, Vicki McWilliam, Rachel L Peters, Jennifer J Koplin

ALLERGY | WILEY | Published : 2019


BACKGROUND: Despite an increasing number of publications from individual countries and regions, there is still no systematic review of the global epidemiology of anaphylaxis in the general paediatric population. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review, using a protocol registered and published with the international prospective register of systematic reviews (PROSPERO). Results were reported following PRISMA guidelines. The search strategy was designed in Medline (ovid) and modified for Embase (ovid) and PubMed. Papers were screened by two independent reviewers following selection and exclusion criteria. Data extraction and risk of bias assessment were completed by the same two reviewers. ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

YW was supported by the Melbourne International Research Scholarship (MIRS) and Melbourne International Fee Remission Scholarship (MIFRS) from The University of Melbourne and MCRI Top-up Scholarship from Murdoch Children's Research Institute. Noor H. A. Suaini's PhD scholarship was funded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC) funded Centre for Food and Allergy Research (CFAR).