Epinephrine Can Save Lives. Anaphylaxis, always a Challenge: A Therapeutic Approach on Children
- *Corresponding Author:
- Gabriel Samasca
Department of Immunology, Croitorilor Street
19-21 No, Iuliu Hatieganu, University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Cluj- Napoca, Romania
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: December 04, 2011; Accepted date: December 26, 2011; Published date: January 15, 2012
Citation: Genel S, Maria S, Liana KS, Lucia S, Daniel S, et al. (2012) Epinephrine Can Save Lives. Anaphylaxis, always a Challenge: A Therapeutic Approach on Children. J Aller Ther 3:e103. doi: 10.4172/2155-6121.1000e103
Copyright: © 2012 Genel S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Correct treatment of anaphylaxis in emergency events is a key point to prevent death and subsequent events. Anaphylaxis can be quickly diagnosed if we recognize respiratory and circulatory manifestations and we correctly assess mental status. The first and most important treatment is epinephrine. After successful therapy, the clinician’s attention must be directed toward preventing recurrences- biphasic anaphylaxis and to elucidate the causes. The patient will need to be explained the importance of preventing relapse and needs to be equipped with epinephrine, which to use in critical situations. There are differences concerning therapeutic approach, recognition of symptoms and patient education, depending on physician’s experience, on patient’s education level and on socio-economic level of their country.