“Anaphylaxis in the Young Adult Population” has been published this month in The American Journal of Medicine.
The study concludes:
The rate of anaphylaxis is increasing in adolescents and young adults. Proper diagnosis and management are critical, as is counseling and education for this special population. All adolescents should be educated about signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis and how and when to use and epinephrine autoinjector.Increased risk-taking behaviors, dating, and transitioning care from adults to patients, among other factors, must be addressed.Management strategies also must be followed in public places where young adults regularly gather.
Read the full paper.