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Quintessence Int 42 (2011), No. 2     10. Jan. 2011
Quintessence Int 42 (2011), No. 2  (10.01.2011)

Page 149-156, PubMed:21359249


A review of the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of allergic reactions in the dental office
Rochford, Christopher / Milles, Maano
Since more than 50 million people in the United States have allergies, knowledge of the management of allergic reactions in the dental office is extremely important. Appropriate care may range from a simple referral to a primary care physician to lifesaving measures implemented during acute anaphylactic reactions. The authors present a basic review of the pathophysiology of allergic reactions and provide information detailing the diagnosis and management of allergic reactions that may be encountered in the dental office. Utilizing this information, the dental practitioner and ancillary staff will have a thorough understanding of allergic reactions and be prepared to successfully identify and treat these reactions.

Keywords: allergy, anaphylaxis, drug therapy, emergency services and treatment, epinephrine, laryngeal edema, latex allergy