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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:01 am 

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A disturbingly high proportion of primary care and emergency physicians don't know the correct ways to treat anaphylaxis and prevent recurrences, according to a survey reported here.

Structured interviews with 318 physicians indicated that substantial numbers do not always provide epinephrine to patients they believe are having anaphylactic reactions, often fail to refer anaphylaxis patients for follow-up care, and believe incorrectly that some such patients should not receive epinephrine auto-injectors, said Myron Zitt, MD, of the State University of New York at Stony Brook.


PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:21 pm 
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I love the response from Dr. Zitt on question of treating "mild" reactions! :thumbsup
"Everybody in this room knows that if you're going to diagnose anaphylaxis retrospectively -- retrospectively -- you need two-organ involvement. If you're going to sit around with a patient starting to have anaphylaxis symptoms that have one organ system involved, and wait for the other organ system to develop before you give epinephrine, you're going to lose some patients," Zitt declared.

Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy and green beans) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: Oral Allergy Syndrome, Allergic to Birch trees

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