MACY I. LEVINE, M.D.
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To the Editor: A third corollary may be added to those drawn by Furey and Tan in their article, "'Anaphylactic Shock Due to Oral Demethylchlortetracycline" (Ann. Intern. Med. 70: 357, 1969). The treatment of anaphylactic reactions begins with the administration of epinephrine and antihistaminic agents. Many authorities would withhold corticoid drugs unless there is failure to respond within a reasonable time. There can be serious doubt about the value of such agents in the immediate life-threatening situation, since the time required for steroid therapy to show results is usually longer than the duration of most anaphylactic reactions. In any event,
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LEVINE MI. ANAPHYLAXIS IN DEMETHYLCHLORTETRACYCLINE. Ann Intern Med. 1969;71:434. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-71-2-434
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;71(2):434.
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