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Adrenaline and non-life threatening allergic reactions

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7408.227-a (Published 24 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:227

Authors' reply

  1. Sarah L Johnston, specialist registrar, immunology and general internal medicine ([email protected]),
  2. Joe Unsworth, consultant clinical immunologist,
  3. Mark M Gompels, consultant clinical immunologist
  1. Department of Immunology and Immunogenetics, Southmead Hospital, Bristol BS10 5NB

    EDITOR—We agree that adrenaline can be life saving in severe allergic reactions. In our lesson of the week we carefully stated that using adrenaline as firstline treatment in true systemic anaphylaxis is not disputed.

    We also agree that identifying allergens and subsequently avoiding them are key issues in managing allergy. The incidence of life threatening anaphylaxis is, however, influenced …

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