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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 11:01 pm 

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March 29, 2007 - New Pediatric Guidelines Issued For Epinephrine Use In Possibly Fatal Allergy Attacks - All Headline News

(AHN) - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued new guidelines for the pediatric care of administering epinephrine to children who may suffer from potentially fatal allergic reactions.

"Anaphylaxis is a severe, potentially fatal systemic allergic reaction that is rapid in onset and may cause death," reports Scott H. Sicherer, MD, and colleagues from the Allergy and Immunology Section of the AAP.

An anaphylaxis attack can be triggered by foods or other allergens. However, insect bites are the most frequently reported cause of this type of reaction that usually requires emergency care.

"Epinephrine is the primary medical therapy, and it must be administered promptly... Prompt injection of epinephrine is nearly always effective in the treatment of anaphylaxis, and delayed injection of epinephrine is associated with poor outcomes including fatality," adds Sicherer and colleagues.

For the rest of the release, go to .

I tried to find the actual guidelines online but was not able to.


Karen, proud Mom of
- DS1 (12 yrs): allergic to cashews, pistachios, Brazil nuts, potatoes, some legumes, some fish, pumpkin seeds; OAS
- DS2 (1o yrs): ana. to dairy, eggs, peanuts; asthma

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