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Hymenoptera sensitivity: diagnosis and treatment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12528603     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Hymenoptera anaphylaxis is responsible for 50 deaths annually. This may be an underestimation because not all anaphylactic episodes are recognized or reported. Unexplained deaths at the poolside or on golf courses, as well as those attributed to cardiac causes, may be caused by unrecognized anaphylaxis. Venom immunotherapy (VIT) is highly effective in reducing an individual's risk of anaphylaxis. This review will discuss the diagnosis and treatment of hymenoptera sensitivity, patient selection for IT, standard VIT, and modified allergens.
Anne M Ditto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Allergy and asthma proceedings : the official journal of regional and state allergy societies     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1088-5412     ISO Abbreviation:  Allergy Asthma Proc     Publication Date:    2002 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-01-16     Completed Date:  2003-04-10     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9603640     Medline TA:  Allergy Asthma Proc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  381-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Allergy-Immunology, Department of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anaphylaxis / diagnosis,  etiology*,  therapy
Arthropod Venoms / adverse effects
Cross Reactions / immunology
Insect Bites and Stings / complications,  diagnosis,  therapy
Radioallergosorbent Test
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Arthropod Venoms

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