Anaphylaxis - an Update

Anaphylaxis, from the Greek, means ‘without protection’. The World Health Organization defines anaphylaxis as a “serious, life-threatening, generalized or systemic, allergic or hypersensitivity reaction with sudden onset (minutes to a few hours)”. Anaphylaxis has been seen from infants as young as 2 weeks of age to the elderly. Neugut et al investigated the epidemiology of anaphylaxis in the United States and…

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