Epidemiology of Anaphylaxis Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Anaphylaxis

abstract

  • Anaphylaxis is a serious allergic reaction that is rapid in onset and may cause death. Understanding the epidemiology of anaphylaxis has important implications for preventing anaphylaxis and managing patients. Unfortunately, estimates of the prevalence and incidence of anaphylaxis vary widely. Inconsistent definitions of anaphylaxis contribute to these divergent estimates. The implementation of a simple clinical definition to diagnose anaphylaxis not only would help in the management of patients but also would advance epidemiologic research on the distribution and determinants of this potentially life-threatening disease.

publication date

  • May 2007

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.iac.2007.03.002

PubMed ID

  • 17493495

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 145

end page

  • 63, v

volume

  • 27

number

  • 2