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vol 13. no 1. March 2008  

 Postgraduate education
Care program of the patients sensitized to Hymenoptera venom – priciples and conditions of realization
Ewa Cichocka-Jarosz, Joanna Lange, Grzegorz Lis

Hymenoptera venom allergy creates an important clinical problem due to diagnostic and therapeutic decisions. The aim of these is the protection of the patient with potentially life-threatening symptoms. The first aid lays mainly in hands of family doctors and emergency department staff. In such a case beside adequate to severity of clinical symptoms pharmacotherapy, an objective, standardized evaluation of clinical state is necessary. Also providing the emergency kit for prophylaxis of reccurent systemic reactions in this patients is obligatory. Patients with local allergic reactions usually don’t require special diagnostic procedures. Otherwise patients with systemic reactions to Hymenoptera venom should be directed to specialistic centers, where IgE involvement can be established and specific venom immunotherapy protocol considered and introduced. Cooperation between general practitioners and allergists should be based on written information on symptoms and life parameters according to widely accepted standards. This paper gives recommended procedures in venom sensitized patients for both general and special practice, based on update of practice parameters in anaphylaxis. The list of medical centers that provide special diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in hymenoptera venom allergic patients is enclosed (www.PTA.med.pl).

keywords: anafilaksja, użądlenia owadów błonkoskrzydłych, postępowanie interwencyjne, anaphylaxis, Hymenoptera stings, medical intervention

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