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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 11:57 am 
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Anyone who has read the article on this site quoting Dr. Estelle Simons on the "under-recognition of anaphylaxis" (or has listened to the podcast), read the following. Don't think I'll be the only one left wondering - is this another case of anaphylaxis that was missed?

From: Stamford Today
Boy, 9, dies in asthma attack
A SCHOOLBOY suffered a fatal asthma attack as he visisted his sister in hospital, an inquest heard.
Daniel Nind, who was nine and lived in Lambeth Walk, Stamford, went to Peterborough District Hospital with his mother Leanne Mawer to see his sister who had mild pneumonia, brought on by a chest infection.

The two children were eating Marmite on toast given to them by a nurse when their mother left the ward briefly to make a phone call to let her family know her daughter was all right.
But when she returned just ten minutes later, Daniel had suffered a devastating asthma attack.

In a statement read out by coroner Gordon Ryall at the inquest at Stamford Town Hall, Ms Mawer said: "I could see Daniel was lying on the bed on his back and there were nurses all around him giving him chest compressions.

Rest of article: http://www.stamfordtoday.co.uk/ViewArti ... ID=1469809


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