Benign allergic reactions should not be treated with adrenaline

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7017.1434b (Published 25 November 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1434
  1. Jonathan O'B Hourihane,
  2. John O Warner
  1. Clinical research fellow Professor of child health School of Medicine, Child Health, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton SO16 6YD

    EDITOR,--The case report of an anaphylactic reaction, presumably to nuts, and Malcolm Fisher's review of anaphylaxis and its treatment are timely.1 The management of children's anaphylactic reactions to foods has recently been reviewed,2 3 and our experience in childhood allergy--in particular, peanut allergy--prompts us to emphasise some additional points and to urge clarification of terminology.

    Fatal and near fatal anaphylaxis related to foods …

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