Editor: V. Dimov, M.D., Allergist/Immunologist, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Clinical Associate Professor, FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Anaphylaxis is a severe, whole-body allergic reaction to an allergen. Anaphylaxis happens quickly after allergen exposure, is severe, and involves the whole body. Anaphylaxis affects between 1.5% and 5% of people.
Anaphylaxis - Different Causes. Click here to enlarge the image.
Anaphylaxis action plan
Questions to ask if a patient has a suspected episode of anaphylaxis
Anaphylaxis pocket card by AAAAI (PDF)
What to expect when visiting an allergy clinic
Current allergy skin tests are virtually painless. This video by Dr. Bassett, a board-certified allergist from New York City, shows what to expect when visiting an allergy clinic for diagnosis and treatment:
Idiopathic anaphylaxis yardstick, Annals 2019 https://buff.ly/2Mt6i9L
How to manage anaphylaxis in primary care http://bit.ly/2DuK5BZ
Mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS)
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