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Accident and emergency: a gateway to improve the management of atopic disease
  1. S Treffene,
  2. R Paget,
  3. I Maconochie
  1. Paediatric Accident and Emergency Department, St Mary’s Hospital, London, UK; i.maconochie@imperial.ac.uk

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We read the recent paper by Holgate and Lack1 with much interest. The use of appropriate allergy testing with the aim of accurate diagnosis is of particular importance in the setting of increasing incidence of allergic disease.2,3

We recently audited the impact of atopy on the workload within our paediatric A&E department; 14 369 episodes from a one year period were analysed. Presentations assigned …

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