Professor D.A. MONERET-VAUTRIN
Service de Médecine Interne
29, Av. de Lattre de Tassigny
54035 NANCY Cedex
the reaction results in hospitalization, serum Tryptase
levels will need to be assayed and a 3-ml specimen of serum taken
to be frozen for subsequent analyses decided by the
immunoallergist (show this form to the hospital physician).
2. Make immediately a minutely
detailed report of the menu (including the medicine(s) taken
before, during or after the meal). Do not forget to report the drinks.
Specify the address or the person to be contacted if
the meal was taken in a restaurant or cafeteria.
3. Keep all labels.
4. Freeze whatever
is left of the food and drink.
5. If possible and as soon
as possible, buy an identical sample of the food ingested and store it
in an appropriate manner.
6. Plan to consult
an immunoallergist as soon as possible. Bear in mind that immunoallergists
often make a second assessment about a month after the first
consultation, so plan two consultations.
7. Any antihistamine
treatment must be discontinued at least 8 days (average) before
consulting an immunoallergist.
8. On the day of
the consultation and assessment, ensure that you bring with you
all the labels you have kept and a small sample of any food you
may have frozen.