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Anaphylaxis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1510292     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Systemic anaphylaxis results from the sudden release of mediators from a variety of inflammatory cells. Most reactions are due to insect stings, food allergy, immunotherapy injections, or pharmaceutical products. Anaphylaxis is easily recognized in most cases, although persons found unresponsive or who exhibit hypotension without urticaria or cutaneous angioedema present special diagnostic problems. Most reactions respond promptly to aggressive therapy, although fatalities occasionally occur. Optimal long-term care of patients with anaphylaxis involves accurate identification of triggering agents, education regarding allergen avoidance, and self-administration of epinephrine in case of future reactions.
Authors:
J W Yunginger
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of allergy     Volume:  69     ISSN:  0003-4738     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Allergy     Publication Date:  1992 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-09-21     Completed Date:  1992-09-21     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372346     Medline TA:  Ann Allergy     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  87-96     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatrics, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Anaphylaxis* / diagnosis,  etiology,  therapy
Humans

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