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Todd A Mahr, MD
Dr Mahr is director, Pediatric Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, Gundersen Health System, La Crosse, Wisconsin, and adjunct clinical professor of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Wisconsin.
First-ever action plan for epinephrine and anaphylaxis
First-ever action plan for epinephrine and anaphylaxis
Anaphylaxis is a serious, life-threatening allergic reaction that can occur suddenly without warning. In children and adolescents, the leading cause of anaphylaxis is exposure to food allergens. Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published 2 clinical reports that discuss guidance on appropriate epinephrine use for anaphylaxis and developing an emergency action plan for patients at risk.

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