Curr Opin Crit Care. 2012 Jun 22;
Authors: De Bisschop MB, Bellou A
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article aims to make a review of the up-to-date knowledge on anaphylaxis and outline the recent advances on pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of anaphylaxis. RECENT FINDINGS: New data confirm the increase in prevalence of anaphylaxis and emphasize immunopathologic mechanisms. However, anaphylaxis is often underdiagnosed and guidelines are poorly applied, particularly in emergency departments. SUMMARY: An improvement of rapid diagnosis and treatment combined with education of population will decrease mortality and morbidity of anaphylaxis.
PMID: 22732436 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]