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Epidemiology of anaphylaxis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17493495     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Anaphylaxis is a serious allergic reaction that is rapid in onset and may cause death. Understanding the epidemiology of anaphylaxis has important implications for preventing anaphylaxis and managing patients. Unfortunately, estimates of the prevalence and incidence of anaphylaxis vary widely. Inconsistent definitions of anaphylaxis contribute to these divergent estimates. The implementation of a simple clinical definition to diagnose anaphylaxis not only would help in the management of patients but also would advance epidemiologic research on the distribution and determinants of this potentially life-threatening disease.
Sunday Clark; Carlos A Camargo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Immunology and allergy clinics of North America     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0889-8561     ISO Abbreviation:  Immunol Allergy Clin North Am     Publication Date:  2007 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-05-11     Completed Date:  2007-07-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8805635     Medline TA:  Immunol Allergy Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  145-63, v     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 326 Cambridge Street, Suite 410, Boston, MA 02114, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anaphylaxis / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  etiology
Drug Hypersensitivity / complications,  epidemiology
Emergency Medical Services
Food Hypersensitivity / complications,  epidemiology
Insect Bites and Stings / complications,  epidemiology
Patient Admission / statistics & numerical data

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