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Unsworth D J. Following up patients after treatment for anaphylaxis. Practitioner 2012;256 (1749):21-24

Following up patients after treatment for anaphylaxis

21 Mar 2012Pais-up subscribers

NICE has recently published guidelines on the care and follow-up of patients who have received emergency treatment for anaphylaxis. Once patients have been assessed in a specialist clinic, and provided with a tailored management plan, regular review will be necessary in primary care. Important aspects include ensuring that: adrenaline devices are in date; injection technique refresher sessions are available; background asthma is well controlled; any dietary restrictions have not led to an unhealthy diet (e.g. lack of adequate calcium source in patients avoiding dairy products).

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