Navigation Links
Triggers and treatment of immediate-type allergic reactions
Date:6/20/2014

Sudden allergic reactions can be fatal. The most common triggers of such reactions, also known as anaphylaxis, are wasp and bee venoms, legumes (pulses), animal proteins, and analgesics (painkillers). The incidence of anaphylaxis is age-dependent. In the current issue of Deutsches rzteblatt International, Margitta Worm (Berlin) and her co-authors describe the causes and treatment methods for anaphylaxis, based on data from the anaphylaxis registry of the German-speaking countries (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2014; 111: 367�).

Worm and co-authors analyzed the data from the registry, which covers Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, for information on triggers, symptoms, and treatment from 2006 to 2013; they also evaluated data recorded from ADAC air rescue callouts in 2010 and 2011. A total of 4141 persons were affected by anaphylaxis (52.5% female, 47.5% male), 3168 adults and 973 children. Among children, boys were affected more often than girls (640 boys), whereas among adults, women were the more often affected. Most cases (85%) were classified as severity grade II or III. Grade IV reactions, which are very severe, were less frequently reported: 3% of adult cases and 0.9% of pediatric cases. Among children, foods were the most frequent triggers of allergic reactions; among adults, the most frequent triggers were insect venoms. Of these, wasp stings were reported most often (70%), bee stings more rarely (20%).

Analysis of medical emergency cases showed that epinephrine was used to treat only 14.5% of patients in the anaphylaxis registry with grade III reactions and 43.9% of those with grade IV reactions. Of the patients who had to be treated by air rescue personnel, 19% and 78% respectively received epinephrine. Epinephrine was not used often enough, even though it is recommended in the treatment guidelines for reactions from grade II upward.


'/>"/>

Contact: Margitta Worm
margitta.worm@charite.de
Deutsches Aerzteblatt International
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Tiny mutation triggers drug resistance for patients with one type of leukemia
2. Toxin from brain cells triggers neuron loss in human ALS model
3. Genetic flaw in males triggers onset of liver cancer, diabetes
4. In animal study, cold turkey withdrawal from drugs triggers mental decline
5. Figuring Out Your Migraine Triggers Is Tricky
6. Migraine triggers tricky to pinpoint
7. Study Questions Importance of Triggers in Setting Off Migraines
8. Top Road Rage Triggers: Cutting In, Weaving
9. Triggers study evaluates regular staff, ICU specialists
10. Chronic cocaine use triggers changes in brains neuron structure
11. Pleasure eating triggers bodys reward system and may stimulate overeating
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/23/2017)... , ... March 23, 2017 , ... ... of SmartBen NOW, an innovative mobile app and centralized benefits dashboard solving one ... critical information securely from multiple locations. For the first time, employees can access ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... The TouchPoint Solution, home ... world to manage stress and anxiety. , “Buzzies change the way we interact ... co-founder of Buzzies. , Since its launch date in December 2016, The TouchPoint Solution ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... 23, 2017 , ... Altec Products, Inc. , a ... their 2016 Microsoft Dynamics Partner of the Year at DocLink Evolution , ... recognizes The Resource Group for their outstanding relationship with Altec and their ability ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... According to the National ... sleep is likely not the only cause of the sunken-eye look, which can include ... look older or in poor health are likely due to genetics, dehydration, allergies, and ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... El Segundo, CA (PRWEB) , ... March 23, ... ... Verisys FACIS Monthly Monitoring Healthcare products at competitive pricing. ... primary source sanctions, Exclusions, Debarments, License restrictions and Disciplinary actions. , “We are ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/23/2017)... , March 23, 2017  Ethicon* today ... Medical, Inc., a privately held medical device company ... System for the surgical treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux ... strategy of expanding its portfolio of minimally invasive ... medical conditions. Financial terms of the transaction have ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... , March 23, 2017 CENTRO DE ... article 157, paragraph 4 of Law 6,404/76 and Instruction ... hereby informs its shareholders and the market in general ... its subsidiary Centro de Diagnosticos por Imagem Ltda. (" ... 100% interest in RADIOLOGISTAS ASSOCIADOS LTDA. (" Partnership " ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... 23, 2017  A new genetic test has ... of individuals who carry HLA-B*15:02 and ... yet potentially deadly side effect of certain medications ... gene HLA-B*15:02 is strongly associated with ... syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis in patients treated ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: