Allergies

Health written question – answered on 26th March 2009.

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Photo of Norman Lamb Norman Lamb Shadow Secretary of State for Health, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people (a) have been admitted to hospital with and (b) died from anaphylaxis in each of the last 10 years.

Photo of Ann Keen Ann Keen Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Health Services), Department of Health

The following table provides information from the NHS Information Centre on finished admission episodes with a diagnosis of anaphylactic shock from 1997-08 to 2007-08.

Year (of end of first period of care in-patients hospital stay)
Code Description 2007-08 2006-07 2005-06 2004-05 2003-04 2002-03 2001-02 2000-01 1999-2000 1998-99 1997-98
T78.0 Anaphylactic shock due to adverse food reaction 1,104 1,055 979 829 714 686 605 648 654 540 551
T78.2 Anaphylactic shock, unspecified 1,777 1,716 1,555 1,516 1,211 967 916 953 913 785 706
T80.5 Anaphylactic shock due to serum 10 11 8 14 13 8 10 9 11 6 16
T88.6 Anaphylactic shock due to adverse effect of correct drug or medicament properly administered 494 491 536 462 397 308 321 357 380 323 285

The following table contains information from the Office for National Statistics on the number of deaths with a cause of anaphylactic shock, England and Wales, 1998 to 2007.

Persons
Deaths
1998 8
1999 12
2000 14
2001 7
2002 6
2003 19
2004 29
2005 15
2006 25
2007 24

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