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🇬🇧 Why do young people die from anaphylaxis?

27/06/2024 11:00 Ă  14:00
  • Lecture Series Infection & Immunity

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Prof. Paul

Clinical Reader in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology,
Imperial College London, UK
Hon. Consultant in Paediatric Allergy & Immunology,
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust


Anaphylaxis is a serious systemic hypersensitivity reaction that is usually rapid in onset and may cause death. Anaphylaxis is not uncommon, with an estimated lifetime prevalence of 1:1000. At least 80% of anaphylaxis reactions resolve without treatment, however, fatal cases do occur, with an incidence of around 1:250,000. Fatality rates are lowest in infants, increasing in adolescence and remaining high throughout early-mid adulthood. Why young people are most at risk of severe reactions is unclear. Arguably, the biggest gap in managing patients at risk of anaphylaxis is our inability to predict who is at risk of severe reactions.

Understanding the pathophysiology of anaphylaxis can inform the optimal treatment for anaphylaxis and anaphylactic shock, and may help elucidate risk factors for severe reactions. In this lecture, Dr Turner will review current knowledge, and explain how recent data are informing guidelines and clinical practice to reduce the impact of anaphylaxis on affected individuals and their families.

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*Please note that registration is mandatory by sending an email to carole.weis@lih.lu or michelle.roderes@lih.lu.


House of BioHealth
Conference Room (ground floor 0)

29, rue Henri Koch, L-4354 Esch-sur-Alzette

LECTURE: 11:00am – 12:00pm


12:30pm – 2:00pm

House of BioHealth
Salle Françoise Barré Sinoussi

29, rue Henri Koch, L-4354 Esch-sur-Alzette

Light lunch provided – Registration mandatory*

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