Fatal anaphylaxis in the UK, 1992-2001.

  title={Fatal anaphylaxis in the UK, 1992-2001.},
  author={Richard S. H. Pumphrey},
  journal={Novartis Foundation symposium},
  pages={116-28; discussion 128-32, 157-60, 276-85}
Each year in the UK, around nine deaths are attributed to anaphylaxis to pharmaceuticals, six to food and four to stings. I have identified 214 deaths associated with anaphylaxis, and have sufficient information for 196 to determine that 88 deaths were due to shock, 96 to asphyxia. Five deaths followed epinephrine overdose, seven were complicated by disseminated intravascular coagulation. There will have been other unrecognized fatal antibiotic and asthmatic food reactions. For foods, peak age… CONTINUE READING