Office Approach to Anaphylaxis: Sooner Better than Later

  • Stephen F. Kemp
    Correspondence should be addressed to Stephen F. Kemp, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, Department of Medicine, The University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS 39216.
    Division of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, Department of Medicine, The University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson.
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      Anaphylaxis, an acute and potentially lethal multisystem allergic reaction, is almost unavoidable in medical practice. Physicians must be able to recognize anaphylaxis, treat it promptly and appropriately, and provide preventive recommendations. Epinephrine, which should be administered immediately, is the drug of choice for acute anaphylaxis.


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