Burks publishes clinical practice article in NEJM

The article, written by Dr. Wesley Burks of UNC and Dr. Stacie M. Jones of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, is published in the September 21, 2017 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Burks publishes clinical practice article in NEJM click to enlarge A. Wesley Burks, MD

An 18-year-old basketball player with a known peanut allergy begins to have a potentially life-threatening, anaphylactic reaction after eating a sugar cookie at a post-game party. He takes 50 mg of diphenhydramine and gives himself an injection of epinephrine, and his symptoms resolve within 15 minutes.

If you're his doctor, what would you advise at this point? Could his symptoms have been prevented? 

That scenario is presented in a clinical practice article written by Stacie M. Jones, MD, of the University of Arkansas Center for Medical Sciences, and A. Wesley Burks, MD, Executive Dean of the UNC School of Medicine and Director of the UNC Food Allergy Initiative.

You can find the article here

 

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