While in residency, I took care of a toddler who was hospitalized following an anaphylactic reaction. During a diaper change at home the child suddenly developed lip swelling and severe difficulty breathing for no apparent reason. The child was urgently brought to the hospital by ambulance and initially treated in the emergency room…
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This excerpt is from an article originally published in San Francisco Chronicle Blog, 1/25/2012.  It was  written by Ricky Choi, MD, San Francisco area pediatrician and NPA Board Member.