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1

What are some s/s of anaphylactic shock

- vocal hoarseness
- difficulty breathing
- chest discomfort or tightness

2

In addition to anaphylactic shock, what are some major reasons to refer for immediate medical referral or attention?

- new onset joint pain with recent surgery
- intense tenderness of a joint accompanied with erythema
- Symmetric swelling and pain of peripheral joints
- Development of progressive neuro sx
- Evidence of SC compression in anyone with RA
- Positive ptosis tests

3

When is intense tenderness of a joint with erythema most troublesome?

with recent infection

4

When is development of progressive neuro symptoms particularly problematic?

1-3 weeks following:

- infection
- vaccination

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