Handling a Type I hypersensitivity reaction.

Abstract

BY DEFINITION, a hypersensitivity reaction involves an excessive or inappropriate activation of the immune system.1 This article focuses on Type I immediate hypersensitivity reactions, which can be triggered by administration of certain I.V. drugs. These reactions range from mild local signs and symptoms to life-threatening anaphylaxis, a systemic immune… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000314802.53467.43

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