Journal article

Time trends in Australian hospital anaphylaxis admissions in 1998-1999 to 2011-2012

Raymond James Mullins, Keith BG Dear, Mimi LK Tang

JOURNAL OF ALLERGY AND CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY | MOSBY-ELSEVIER | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Studies from the United Kingdom, the United States, and Australia have reported increased childhood food allergy and anaphylaxis prevalence in the 15 years after 1990. OBJECTIVE: We sought to examine whether childhood food allergy/anaphylaxis prevalence has increased further since 2004-2005. METHODS: We examined hospital anaphylaxis admission rates between 2005-2006 and 2011-2012 and compared findings with those from 1998-1999 to 2004-2005. RESULTS: Overall population food-related anaphylaxis admission rates (per 10(5) population per year) increased from 5.6 in 2005-2006 to 8.2 in 2011-2012 (a 1.5-fold increase over 7 years). The highest rates occurred in children aged 0 to 4 yea..

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Funding Acknowledgements

M. L. K. Tang is a board member for the Nestle Nutrition Institute and Danone Nutricia, has received consultancy fees from Deerfield and GLG Group, has received lecture fees from Danone Nutricia, has a patent for a novel treatment for food allergy (pending in the United States, awarded in the European Union, and granted in Australia and New Zealand), and has received travel support from WISC 2014. The rest of the authors declare that they have no relevant conflicts of interest.