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Keywords

Allergy, anaphylaxis, idiopathic anaphylaxis, epinephrine, immunology, management, pediatric, prevention, primary care

 

Authors

  1. Chan, Suzanne CPNP-PC (Special Lecturer)

Abstract

ABSTRACT: Idiopathic anaphylaxis (IA), like immunologic and nonimmunologic anaphylaxis, is a life-threatening, sometimes fatal allergic disease. Although the priority is immediate recognition and initiation of treatment, long-term care planning is important to help reduce anxiety and promote healthy growth and development. Learning to recognize, manage, and stabilize the child is an essential part of improving the family dynamics. Despite advancements in the management of anaphylaxis, research has shown a need for continued patient education and training to improve timely recognition and treatment. This article focuses on elucidating the clinical presentation, theories of pathogenesis, and diagnosis, treatment, and management of IA.