Mom shares photo of daughter's severe allergic reaction to show what anaphylactic shock looks like

Maren Berghaus, three, of Frisco, Texas, suffered a severe allergic reaction to a cashew nut during a test at her allergist's office. Within minutes, she was itching and coughing before she passed out.
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Abstract Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening systemic allergic hypersensitivity reaction that may potentially be triggered after the administration of any drug. Our case was a 51-year-old man with the history of mild pain in his flanks since the night before he was admitted to our hospital. The patient was diagnosed with urolithiasis and admitted to the emergency department. He developed anaphylaxis after intravenous injection of 30 mg ketorolac. Allergic reactions to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ketorolac are rare; nonetheless, they can be life-threatening and should be carefully monitored...
Source: Accident and Emergency Nursing - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Arch Acad Emerg Med Source Type: research
Background The incidence of severe reaction induced by iodinated contrast media (ICM) has increased over the years with an increasing use of imaging modalities. Although ICM anaphylaxis is rare, it can be life-threatening, but currently, there is no biomarker that can identify individuals at risk of ICM anaphylaxis. Objective The aim of this study is to investigate the genetic susceptibility of ICM anaphylaxis. Methods Patients who had ICM anaphylaxis were enrolled in the study, and their blood samples were collected for genotyping of human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-A, -B, -C, and -DR. The results were compared with ...
Source: Investigative Radiology - Category: Radiology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Conclusions: Adding POCT to outpatient triage of ARI can reduce unnecessary antibiotics and antibiotic-related AEs, resulting in substantial cost savings. Further, near patient diagnostic testing can benefit health systems and patients by avoiding exposure to unnecessary drugs, side effects and antibiotic resistant pathogens.Key points for decision makersMany patients are unnecessarily treated with antibiotics for respiratory infections.Antibiotic misuse leads to unnecessary adverse events, secondary infections, re-consultations, antimicrobial resistance and increased costs.Point-of-care diagnostic tests used to guide anti...
Source: Journal of Medical Economics - Category: Health Management Tags: J Med Econ Source Type: research
As the coronavirus spreads and locked-down communities stock up, products needed by allergy sufferers are increasingly hard to come by.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Peanuts Shopping and Retail Anaphylactic Shock Food Allergies Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Labeling and Labels (Product) Supermarkets and Grocery Stores Epidemics Quarantines Stockpiling Food and Drug Administration United States Source Type: news
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Publication date: April 2020Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice, Volume 8, Issue 4Author(s): Matthew P. Giannetti, Cem Akin, Mariana Castells
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Publication date: April 2020Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice, Volume 8, Issue 4Author(s): Julie C. Brown, Elinor Simons, Susan A. Rudders
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