Etiopathogenesis and management of anaphylaxis

Brown, Anthony F. T. (2011). Etiopathogenesis and management of anaphylaxis. In Vineet Nayyar, J. V. Peter, Roop Kishen and S. Srinivas (Ed.), Critical care update 2010 (pp. 168-181) New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers.

Author Brown, Anthony F. T.
Title of chapter Etiopathogenesis and management of anaphylaxis
Title of book Critical care update 2010
Place of Publication New Delhi, India
Publisher Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Chapter in textbook
ISBN 9789350252710
Editor Vineet Nayyar
J. V. Peter
Roop Kishen
S. Srinivas
Chapter number 17
Start page 168
End page 181
Total pages 14
Total chapters 20
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The term anaphylaxis was introduced by Richet and Portier in 1902 and literally means "against protection".1 It is the most catastrophic of the immediate-type generalized hypersensitivity reactions and presents unheralded in otherwise healthy people, unlike most medical emergencies that are more common in older patients with comorbidities. There is a dynamic continuum from mild to severe, gradual onset to fulminant, multiple organ system involvement to isolated shock or wheeze. This review will focus on the etiology, pathogenesis and critical management of anaphylaxis in adults.
Q-Index Code BX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Section E: Multisystem Immunological/Hematological Disorders in ICU

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