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Myths, facts and controversies in the diagnosis and management of anaphylaxis

Katherine Anagnostou, Paul J Turner
Archives of Disease in Childhood 2019, 104 (1): 83-90
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Anaphylaxis is a serious systemic allergic reaction that is rapid in onset and may cause death. Despite numerous national and international guidelines and consensus statements, common misconceptions still persist in terms of diagnosis and appropriate management, both among healthcare professionals and patient/carers. We address some of these misconceptions and highlight the optimal approach for patients who experience potentially life-threatening allergic reactions.

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