When is hospital admission indicated for the treatment of anaphylaxis?

Updated: May 16, 2018
  • Author: S Shahzad Mustafa, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Kaliner, MD  more...
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Hospital admission is required for patients who (1) fail to respond fully, (2) have a recurrent reaction or a secondary complication (eg, myocardial ischemia), (3) experience a significant injury from syncope, or (4) need intubation. As with many other conditions, consider a lower admission threshold when patients are at age extremes or when they have significant comorbid illness.


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