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Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases

, 12:8

First Online: 13 January 2017Received: 02 September 2016Accepted: 13 December 2016DOI: 10.1186-s13023-016-0554-4

Cite this article as: Tanno, L.K., Simons, F.E.R., Annesi-Maesano, I. et al. Orphanet J Rare Dis 2017 12: 8. doi:10.1186-s13023-016-0554-4

Abstract

Anaphylaxis is defined as a severe life-threatening generalized or systemic hypersensitivity reaction. The difficulty of coding anaphylaxis fatalities under the World Health Organization WHO International Classification of Diseases ICD system is recognized as an important reason for under-notification of anaphylaxis deaths. On current death certificates, a limited number of ICD codes are valid as underlying causes of death, and death certificates do not include the word anaphylaxis per se. In this review, we provide evidences supporting the need for changes in WHO mortality coding rules and call for addition of anaphylaxis as an underlying cause of death on international death certificates. This publication will be included in support of a formal request to the WHO as a formal request for this move taking the 11 ICD revision.

KeywordsAnaphylaxis Classification International Classification of Diseases Mortality World Health Organization AbbreviationsICDInternational Classification of Diseases

WHAWorld Health Assembly

WHOWorld Health Organization





Autor: Luciana Kase Tanno - F. Estelle R. Simons - Isabella Annesi-Maesano - Moises A. Calderon - Ségolène Aymé - Pascal Dem

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