Allergic Emergencies in Children : The Pivotal Role of Epinephrine

  title={Allergic Emergencies in Children : The Pivotal Role of Epinephrine},
  • Published 2007
Twenty minutes ago at school, eight–year-old Brian ate what he thought was a butterscotch cookie. It turns out it was made from peanut butter, and Brian has a history of peanut allergy. He is brought in by a basic life support ambulance and is complaining of severe itching. He’s screaming, “It’s hard to breathe!” Vital signs: Blood pressure 90/40 mm Hg, heart rate 120 beats per minute, respiratory rate 30 breaths per minute, and he is afebrile. On exam, he is covered head-to-toe in hives and… CONTINUE READING


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