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Updated ASCIA Guidelines for the acute management of anaphylaxis

30 August 2019

ASCIA Guidelines for the acute management of anaphylaxis have been updated, and the main changes are as follows:

  • Adrenaline dosage in infants, and addition of infant positioning image and wording.
  • Adrenaline dosage in pregnant women.
  • Under signs of anaphylaxis, “sudden” has been added to “Wheeze or sudden persistent cough” and an explanation how this differs to the cough in asthma.
  • Under signs of anaphylaxis, addition of “injected drug (medication) allergy” to read “Abdominal pain, vomiting (for insect sting or injected drug (medication) allergy”.

The updated ASCIA Guidelines for the acute management of anaphylaxis are available on the ASCIA website:

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