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:9/22/2017)... ... ... “Cursed with a Curse: The Truth about Tithing”: a ... when breaking free from this misconception. “Cursed with a Curse: The Truth about ... Christian Faith Publishing, Lysa M. Harrison’s new book is a powerful and thought-provoking ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... ... ... “Fruit of the Spirit: “Love””: a delightful adventure of two friends who ... the Spirit: “Love”” is the creation of published author, Halimah Jones, who was born ... is an avid writer, her inspiration for “Fruit of the Spirit: “Love”” blossomed from ...
(Date:9/21/2017)... ... September 21, 2017 , ... With ProSlideshow Portrait from ... easy to do. Users can select from up to two layers of subject matter ... of a mouse all within Final Cut Pro X. , With ProSlideshow ...
(Date:9/21/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... September 21, 2017 , ... ... **An FDAnews Management Report**, http://www.fdanews.com/products/54818-promotional-communication      , In the competitive world of ... can get while staying in compliance with FDA rules. , The FDA has ...
(Date:9/21/2017)... ... September 21, 2017 , ... Innovatum ... at the Global GS1 Healthcare Conference 2017 in Chicago, IL on October 17-19, ... ensuring label quality and improving patient safety. , Microscan , a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/9/2017)... -- Dealmed Medical Supplies, New York City,s ... drugs, vaccines, and specialty medical products and services, announced ... acquire Vantage Medical Supplies, a major distributor of medical ... York . ... practices, will operate under the Dealmed name as of ...
(Date:9/7/2017)... , Sept. 7, 2017  For nearly two decades, New Life Agency ... Assisted Reproduction Insurance industry. Today, New Life Agency announces a powerful three-way ... ... ... http://pharmacarecard.com/ (PRNewsfoto/PharmaCareCard) ...
(Date:9/7/2017)... 7, 2017  Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and ... announced that it will be participating in the Morgan ... the Grand Hyatt hotel in New York.  Zimmer Biomet ... a.m. Eastern Time. A live webcast of ... Relations website at http://investor.zimmerbiomet.com .   ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: