Allergy affects at least one-quarter of European schoolchildren, it reduces quality of life and may impair school performance; there is a risk of severe reactions and, in rare cases, death. Allergy is a multi-system disorder, and children often have several co-existing diseases, i.e. allergic rhinitis, asthma, eczema and food allergy. Severe food allergy reactions may occur for the first time at school, and overall 20% of food allergy reactions occur in schools. Up to two-thirds of schools have at least one child at risk of anaphylaxis but many are poorly prepared. A cooperative partnership between doctors, community and school nurses, school staff, parents and the child is necessary to ensure allergic children are protected. Schools and doctors should adopt a comprehensive approach to allergy training, ensuring that all staff can prevent, recognize and initiate treatment of allergic reactions.
The management of the allergic child at school : EAACI/GA2LEN Task Force on the allergic child at school / A. Muraro, A. Clark, K. Beyer, L.M. Borrego, M. Borres, K.C. Lodrup Carlsen, P. Carrer, A. Mazon, F. Rancè, E. Valovirta, M. Wickman, M. Zanchetti. - In: ALLERGY. - ISSN 0105-4538. - 65:6(2010), pp. 681-689.
|Titolo:||The management of the allergic child at school : EAACI/GA2LEN Task Force on the allergic child at school|
|Parole Chiave:||Allergy; Anaphylaxis; Children; Legislation; Prevention; School|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/44 - Medicina del Lavoro|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2010|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1398-9995.2010.02343.x|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|