Anaphylaxis: office management and prevention

Immunol Allergy Clin North Am. 2007 May;27(2):177-91, vi. doi: 10.1016/j.iac.2007.03.004.


Anaphylaxis, an acute and potentially lethal multisystem allergic reaction, is almost unavoidable in medical practice. Health care professionals must be able to recognize the signs of anaphylaxis, treat an episode promptly and appropriately, and be able to provide preventive recommendations. Epinephrine, which should be administered immediately, is the drug of choice for acute anaphylaxis.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anaphylaxis / diagnosis*
  • Anaphylaxis / etiology
  • Anaphylaxis / prevention & control*
  • Bronchodilator Agents / therapeutic use
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Drug Hypersensitivity / complications
  • Epinephrine / therapeutic use
  • Food Hypersensitivity / complications
  • Humans
  • Office Management
  • Office Visits
  • Syncope, Vasovagal / diagnosis


  • Bronchodilator Agents
  • Epinephrine