When is hospitalization indicated in the treatment of anaphylaxis?

Updated: May 16, 2018
  • Author: S Shahzad Mustafa, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Kaliner, MD  more...
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Disposition of patients with anaphylaxis depends on the severity of the initial reaction and the response to treatment. Patients with non–life-threatening symptoms may be observed for 4-6 hours after successful treatment and then discharged. Patients who have refractory or very severe anaphylaxis (with cardiovascular and/or severe respiratory symptoms) should be admitted or treated and observed for a longer period in the emergency department (ED) or an observation area.

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