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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:37 am 
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Food allergic adolescents are at higher risk of fatal anaphylaxis than other children. Both allergen avoidance and maintaining access to adrenaline auto-injectors (AAI) are key goals in effective food allergy management, for which written guidance is often supplied. However, adolescents are rarely sufficiently prepared to use adrenaline during anaphylaxis. It is likely that further didactic education would bring limited improvement in management in this population. Focused discussion of each adolescent's perspectives and current management practice may allow more effective behavioural strategies to be adopted. Key areas for appraisal include subjects' experiences after previous allergen exposure with reference to worst response, recognising specific symptoms requiring AAI administration, and appropriate priority being given to timeliness of administering adrenaline.


http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23173610

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:04 am 
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FYI, more on Julie Bowen aspect of this campaign here - http://allergicliving.com/index.php/201 ... awareness/

And the spring edition of Allergic Living mag will have a full interview with her on the anaphylaxis issues she has faced with her son.

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