Undernotification of anaphylaxis deaths in Brazil due to difficult coding under the ICD-10.

@article{Tanno2012UndernotificationOA,
  title={Undernotification of anaphylaxis deaths in Brazil due to difficult coding under the ICD-10.},
  author={Luciana K Tanno and Fernando Ganem and Pascal Demoly and Cristiana M Toscano and Ana Luiza Bierrenbach},
  journal={Allergy},
  year={2012},
  volume={67 6},
  pages={783-9}
}
BACKGROUND Undernotification is well recognized as a key challenge to the study of anaphylaxis mortality, but it is seldom mentioned that one of its reasons is the difficult coding of the condition under the tenth revision of the international classification of diseases (ICD-10), given that there are no anaphylaxis-specific ICD-10, which are considered valid for coding underlying causes-of-death, and that official mortality statistics consider exclusively the underlying and disregard the… CONTINUE READING
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