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Speed of treatment affects outcome in anaphylaxis

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 02 September 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:571
  1. Nigel I Jowett, consultant in cardiovascular medicine
  1. Pembrokeshire and Derwen NHS Trust, Haverfordwest, Wales SA61 2PZ

    EDITOR—Sadana et al give undue emphasis to the role of intravenous adrenaline in the treatment of acute anaphylaxis,1 which detracts from the essential points made by Hughes and Fitzharris in their article on managing anaphylaxis.2 The problem is not how to give adrenaline but to ensure that first responders give this life saving drug early, rather than just …

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