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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:23 am 
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THIS IS A GERMAN STUDY

Anaphylaxis in an emergency setting – elicitors, therapy and incidence of severe allergic reactions


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Anaphylaxis is a severe potentially life-threatening hypersensitivity reaction with an estimated lifetime prevalence of 0.5–2.0%. The prevalence and incidence of anaphylactic reactions in Germany are unknown. We therefore assessed anaphylactic patients seen by emergency physicians in the Berlin area covering 4 million people.


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Our data show that food products are frequent elicitors of severe allergic reactions in the general population including children and adults. It unravels a strong underuse of adrenaline by emergency physicians, not reflecting treatment protocols according to the current guidelines. As data obtained from allergists reveal a different rank order of elicitors, this study suggests that food-allergic adult patients may present a risk population and should receive more attention by allergists.


http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1 ... 2/abstract

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:17 am 
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Interesting in this study of anaphylaxis that food was ahead of drugs for severe reactions. Not usually so in N. America.

So this is a problem the world over. Allergic Living needs to look into this and why something can't be done (at least in N. America) to change this situation:

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... a strong underuse of adrenaline by emergency physicians, not reflecting treatment protocols according to the current guidelines.


If allergy guidelines all say epinephrine is the first-line drug - why isn't it at emerg rooms right around the globe?

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