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Anaphylaxis

Liana G Hosu and Lori A Aronson

in Clinical Pediatric Anesthesia

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780199764495
Published online August 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199352838 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199764495.003.0009
Anaphylaxis

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Anaphylaxis has been defined as a “severe, life-threatening generalized or systemic hypersensitivity reaction” (Johansson et al., 2004). It is rapid in onset and may cause death or permanent disability. Early recognition and optimal management are critical. During anesthesia, recognition of anaphylaxis is often delayed because the clinical presentation can mimic other conditions. Epinephrine is the drug of choice in the treatment of anaphylaxis and should be given as early as possible.

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Subjects: Anaesthetics ; Paediatrics

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