Compliance - What's it all about?

  • Dr Stanley Levenstein
Keywords: Compliance, Physician Patient Relationship, Physicians, family


Allergy is responsible for many problems in the paediatric age-group. At times the most difficult problem for the doctor is to decide if the patient is indeed allergic and if so, to what. Skin tests remain the first choice for accurate diagnosis and RAST an important aid in many cases. Treatment consists of avoiding the offending agent if possible, controlling symptoms with appropriate medication and using desensitisation if indicated.

Author Biography

Dr Stanley Levenstein
BSc, MBChB, MFGr (SA).