Anaphylaxis is a serious generalized or systemic hypersensitivity reaction that is rapid in onset and potentially fatal.
Diagnosis can be made if it is acute in onset of minute to several hour
duration that involves the skin, mucosal tissue or both plus having
signs & symptoms either respiratory or cardiovascular compromise.
It involves immunological response with IgE, IgG or immune complexes.
Non-immunological mechanisms are also involved and termed as nonallergic
anaphylaxis that is relatively uncommon in children.
Protracted, severe anaphylaxis are reactions occurring up to 32 hours despite aggressive management.
Receptivity to any tobacco advertising is high among adolescents, and e-cigarette advertising is the most effective, reports a recent US study, which also shows that receptivity to advertising is associated with progression to use.
Dr Elizabeth Carpenter, Principal Scientist of Dairy Goat Co-operative (DGC) in New Zealand, spoke to MIMS about goat milk as a source of protein in childhood nutrition. Below are highlights from the interview.
Adding tiotropium to inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) appeared safe and well tolerated in preschool children with persistent asthmatic symptoms, reveals an exploratory, regulatory trial—suggesting that tiotropium may be a complementary strategy for managing this young population for whom treatment options are scarce.