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Fatal and near fatal idiopathic anaphylaxis.
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PMID:  7557365     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To document that idiopathic anaphylaxis may have a fatal or near fatal outcome. DESIGN: Review of selected cases seen personally by authors during the past 16 years. SETTING: University faculty practice and private practices. PATIENTS: All cases of idiopathic anaphylaxis seen by the authors are not presented, but 10 cases were selected to demonstrate two fatalities and eight cases of near fatalities. RESULTS: Two fatal cases had expired before emergency service therapy. Eight near fatal cases responded to acute therapy and subsequently were controlled. Remission of idiopathic anaphylaxis was then induced. Idiopathic anaphylaxis may be fatal or potentially fatal and must be treated to prevent a fatal outcome. CONCLUSIONS: The documentation of fatalities and near fatalities should help patients and their physicians accept intense management of idiopathic anaphylaxis that will result in control and induction of a remission in idiopathic anaphylaxis.
R Patterson; D E Clayton; B H Booth; P A Greenberger; L C Grammer; K E Harris
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Allergy proceedings : the official journal of regional and state allergy societies     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1046-9354     ISO Abbreviation:  Allergy Proc     Publication Date:    1995 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-10-26     Completed Date:  1995-10-26     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8902396     Medline TA:  Allergy Proc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  103-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anaphylaxis* / classification,  diagnosis,  mortality,  therapy
Fatal Outcome
Middle Aged
Risk Factors
Survival Rate

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