Anaphylaxis is an acute multi-system severe hypersensitivity reaction. It occur in response to an allergen. Common triggers include insect bites or stings, foods, medication and latex rubber.
Article by Stephen F Kemp, MD, FACP on this acute multiorgan system reaction caused by the release of chemical mediators from mast cells and basophils.
Emergency Treatment of Anaphylactic Reactions
Guidelines for healthcare professionals provided by the Resuscitation Council (UK).
NHS Choices: Anaphylaxis
Provides information on this severe allergic reaction. Includes details of symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment.
Patient Information: Anaphylaxis Symptoms and Diagnosis
Factsheet providing an overview, symptoms, triggers, risk factors, diagnosis and treatment.
Encyclopedia article on this acute multi-system severe hypersensitivity reaction.