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Anaphylaxis and venom immunotherapy
Dr Elizabeth Waldegrave, MBBS, Dr Jessica Gale, MBChB, Professor Helen Chapel, MD, FRCPath, FRCP
Foundation Years Journal, volume 5, issue 2, p.46 (123Doc Education, London, March 2011)
We describe the case of a patient who had an anaphylactic reaction to a wasp sting and elicit the typical features of anaphylaxis. We go onto discuss the underlying immunology looking specifically at the role of IgE. We review appropriate emergency management, and subsequent investigation of anaphylaxis. Finally, the role of venom immunotherapy is explored.
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Dr Elizabeth Waldegrave, MBBS
Wycombe General Hospital
Buckinghamshire Hospitals Trust
Dr Jessica Gale, MBChB
Accident & Emergency F2
Wycombe General Hospital,
Buckinghamshire Hospitals Trust
Professor Helen Chapel, MD, FRCPath, FRCP
Nuffield Department of Medicine
University of Oxford and Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust
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