Treatment of acute anaphylaxis

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7017.1434 (Published 25 November 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1434
  1. L C Luke
  1. Consultant in accident and emergency medicine Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust, Liverpool L7 8XP

    Surviving the journey is a good prognostic indicator

    EDITOR,--Malcolm Fisher's article on acute anaphylaxis was prompted by an anecdote concerning a doctor's panic when his young daughter developed an acute allergic reaction.1 The father ended up “ranting and raving” in the emergency department because his daughter had not received adrenaline immediately. Fisher uses this scenario to underline the need for the rapid administration of adrenaline in anaphylaxis. Nevertheless, he freely admits that, with the protean …

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