AAP Updates Guidance on Treating Anaphylaxis with Epinephrine
March 6, 2017 | Physician Practice News
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released an update to its 2007 recommendations on using epinephrine to treat anaphylaxis in the February 2017 issue of Pediatrics. According to the recommendations, all pediatric patients at risk of anaphylaxis should be prescribed an epinephrine autoinjector. Those at risk include patients with a previous anaphylactic reaction, patients who have idiopathic anaphylaxis, and patients with food sensitivities regardless of whether they have experienced an anaphylactic episode.