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Glucocorticosteroids for the treatment and prevention of anaphylaxis.

Authors
  • Sheikh, Aziz
Type
Published Article
Journal
Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2013
Volume
13
Issue
3
Pages
263–267
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/ACI.0b013e32836097f4
PMID: 23507835
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Glucocorticosteroids should be regarded, at best, as a second-line agent in the emergency management of anaphylaxis, and administration of epinephrine should therefore not be delayed whilst glucocorticosteroids are drawn up and administered. Routine premedication with glucocorticosteroids in patients receiving iodinated contrast media, snake anti-venom therapy or allergen immunotherapy is unlikely to confer clinical benefit.

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