2. Anaphylaxis: diagnosis and management

@article{Brown20062AD,
  title={2. Anaphylaxis: diagnosis and management},
  author={Simon G. A. Brown and R. Mullins and M. Gold},
  journal={Medical Journal of Australia},
  year={2006},
  volume={185}
}
Anaphylaxis is a serious, rapid‐onset, allergic reaction that may cause death. Severe anaphylaxis is characterised by life‐threatening upper airway obstruction, bronchospasm and/or hypotension. Anaphylaxis in children is most often caused by food. Bronchospasm is a common symptom, and there is usually a background of atopy and asthma. Venom‐ and drug‐induced anaphylaxis are more common in adults, in whom hypotension is more likely to occur. Diagnosis can be difficult, with skin features being… Expand

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