Anaphylaxis is a severe and potentially life-threatening, systemic, hypersensitivity reaction that occurs suddenly following exposure to an allergen. The faster the anaphylaxis develops, the more likely the reaction is to be severe.
Ann Crawford is a professor at the College of Nursing at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Tex. and Helene Harris is a clinical educator in Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, in Temple, Tex.
Causes, clinical manifestations, and management of anaphylaxis
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