How Will Your ED Fare This Halloween? Management of Anaphylaxis in Pediatric Patients

Anaphylaxis is a time-sensitive, clinical diagnosis that is often misdiagnosed because the presenting signs and symptoms are similar to those of other disease processes. Many cases of anaphylaxis are misdiagnosed or undertreated. The signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis are similar to other common illnesses, which can make diagnosis challenging. Atypical anaphylaxis can be even more difficult to diagnose, because some of the typical signs of anaphylaxis are not present.

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Last Updated on December 13, 2021

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