Anaphylaxis

Kris Graham McGrath*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

Anaphylaxis is the most severe presentation of immediate-type hypersensitivity. It occurs rapidly and is often dramatic and unanticipated. Most episodes are not fatal; however, death may occur suddenly through airway obstruction or irreversible vascular collapse. There are at least 40 different signs and symptoms that may occur during the course of anaphylaxis. Cases related to the presentation and the management of anaphylaxis are discussed later.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationChallenging Cases in Allergy and Immunology
PublisherHumana Press
Pages125-137
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9781603274425
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009

Keywords

  • Anaphylaxis
  • Exercise-induced anaphylaxis
  • Food-dependent exercise-induced anaphylaxis
  • Idiopathic anaphylaxis
  • Tryptase

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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