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Anaphylactic reactions can have rebound effect

TORONTO – A new study suggests about 15 per cent of children who have a severe allergic reaction that involves anaphylaxis can actually have a second reaction hours after the first.

It warns that doctors and parents should be on the lookout for this type of two-stage or biphasic anaphylactic reaction.

Some predictors of who might develop biphasic anaphylaxis include children aged six to nine, children who needed more than one dose of epinephrine to control their reaction and children who were delayed in getting treatment initially.

Read more here: http://globalnews.ca/news/2067512/anaphylactic-reactions-can-have-rebound-effect/