The term "anaphylaxis" refers to an acute reaction that can affect several organ systems or the whole body. Colloquially, the "anaphylactic shock" has become known, the condition in which shortness of breath, drop in blood pressure and cardiac and circulatory failure can lead to a life-threatening situation within minutes of contact with an allergen.

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 Anaphylaxis in brief: Anaphylaxis is an acute allergic reaction of the body that can lead to the following symptoms: hives and swelling all over the body, shortness of breath, dizziness, rapid heartbeat and even cardiocirculatory arrest. ...more

Symptoms of anaphylaxis: Anaphylactic reactions can affect the skin, mucous membranes, respiratory tract, digestive system, nervous system and cardiovascular system. Depending on the severity of the symptoms, the clinical picture is divided into different stages... more

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Prevalence of anaphylaxis: There are few robust studies on the frequency of anaphylactic reactions. The numbers range from 2 to 3 cases per 100,000 inhabitants to 40 to 50 cases. An estimated one percent of all cases are fatal. ...more

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Risk factors for anaphylaxis: Old age, male sex and bronchial asthma increase the risk of anaphylactic reaction. ...more

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Diagnosis of anaphylaxis: There are various diseases that resemble anaphylaxis, which must be excluded after treatment of the acute symptoms. ...more

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Treatment of anaphylaxis: Adrenaline is the most effective remedy for the acute symptoms of anaphylaxis. It acts on several organ systems at the same time. Further first aid measures depend on the course of the reaction …more

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Prevention of anaphylaxis: There is good experience with an emergency kit, which persons affected should carry with them. They and their close caregivers are trained so that they can use the medicines contained in the emergency kit correctly. ...more

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Research approaches for anaphylaxis: What exactly happens in the body during a severe episode of anaphylaxis was a mystery until recently. French researchers have discovered amessenger substance that controls the process …more

Letzte Aktualisierung: 04. Dezember 2018 / Quellen

Die hier aufgeführten Leitlinien und Aufsätze richten sich, so nicht ausdrücklich anders vermerkt, an Fachkreise. Ein Teil der hier angegebenen Aufsätze ist in englischer Sprache verfasst.

Letzte Aktualisierung:
04. Dezember 2018