Philip Wiffen, Marc Mitchell, Melanie Snelling and Nicola Stoner

in Oxford Handbook of Clinical Pharmacy

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199603640
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191730610 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks


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Symptoms and signs of anaphylaxis 26

Treatment of anaphylaxis 28

Prevention of anaphylaxis 31

Anaphylaxis is defined as an immediate systems hypersensitivity event produced by IgE-mediated release of chemicals from mast cells and basophils. Theoretically, prior exposure to the agent is required and the reaction is not dose- or route-related, but in practice anaphylaxis to injected antigen is more frequent, severe, and rapid in onset than following exposure to oral or topical antigen....

Chapter.  1222 words. 

Subjects: Pharmacology

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