We asked to interview the parent most involved in managing the anaphylaxis
CONTACT: Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis
Network, (800)929-4040, www.
According to guidelines issued by the Joint Council of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, all patients treated for anaphylaxis
should receive a prescription for subcutaneous epinephrine and a referral to an allergist.
The greatest danger with food allergies is anaphylaxis
, which can produce life-threatening symptoms in as little as one to 15 minutes.
For more information contact the Anaphylaxis
Campaign, 2 Clockhouse road, Farnborough, Hants, GU14 7QY.
Working directly on the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, the dosage counters the potentially fatal effects of anaphylaxis
by rapidly constricting the blood vessels, relaxing muscles in the lungs to improve breathing, reversing swelling around the throat, and stimulating the heartbeat.
Interest in how to prevent and treat attacks has recently been intensified in the South by the march of the imported fire ant; up to 2 percent of fire-ant bites may bring on anaphylaxis
According to the 2010 AAAAI Practice Parameters, up to six million Americans may be at risk for anaphylaxis
, although the precise incidence of anaphylaxis
is unknown and is likely underreported.
We know the challenges that come with managing pediatric food allergies and life-threatening anaphylaxis
Les said: "I helped start the group because living with severe allergies, whether allergic yourself or as a carer for someone else with anaphylaxis
, can be really difficult and have a profound impact on your daily life.
The epidemiology of anaphylaxis
in Europe: a systematic review.
Emma and Dr Hilary are touring schools throughout the country this year spreading their 'Best to Test' message, and Emma explains: "We Emma and Dr Hilary are touring schools throughout the country this year spreading their 'Best to Test' message, and Emma explains: "We talk to children about allergies, explaining about anaphylaxis
and how it can be fatal, and telling them what to do if that happens.
is predominantly a clinical diagnosis, a serum tryptase level, taken 30 minutes after the reaction occurs (immediately on presentation to a facility if occurring in the ambulatory setting), 1 - 2 hours later and 12 - 24 hours later, may show a characteristic rise and then fall to baseline levels due to mast cell degranulation.
The purpose of the campaign is to raise awareness of the sharp increase of anaphylaxis
in children, an allergic reaction that is severe and potentially life-threatening.
In a recent study by White et al assessing trial data and case series that focused on adverse reactions to the vital clue dyes used in early breast cancer, the results demonstrated the risk of severe anaphylaxis
(grade 3) was as low as 0.