Long-term follow-up of re-sting reactions in children with moderate to severe venom hypersensitivity

Karagol H. İ. , BAKIRTAŞ A. , Yilmaz O., Topal E., Arga M., Demirsoy M. S. , ...Daha Fazla

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, cilt.174, sa.7, ss.891-896, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 174 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00431-014-2478-0
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.891-896


Few data exists about re-sting reactions and their prognosis in children with moderate to severe venom hypersensitivity. The reasons behind not consenting to or prematurely ending venom immunotherapy (VIT) and the preparedness of children who refused or quit VIT for future moderate-severe systemic reaction (SR) to re-stings have not been studied. Data on children with moderate to severe SR after Hymenoptera stings was collected for a 17-year period using our database. A standardized questionnaire was administered to patients who accepted to be interviewed at the clinic. These patients were evaluated in terms of their preparedness for future moderate-severe SR to re-stings. A total of 55 children, 75 % of whom commenced on VIT, were included in the analysis. Different reasons exist for not consenting to VIT; the most common of which is living at a distance from the allergy center. There were no differences in terms of the number of re-stung patients (27.7 and 27.2 %, respectively) and moderate-severe SR (60 and 16.6 %, respectively) between children who prematurely ended or who did not consent to VIT and children who completed VIT. Sixty-four percent of the children who refused or discontinued VIT were not prepared for future moderate-severe SR to re-stings.