How to prevent and treat an allergic crisis

  • ME Levin

Abstract

Anaphylaxis, the most serious of the allergic conditions, is a sudden, severe, potentially fatal systemic reaction. It may involve the skin, respiratory tract, gastrointestinal tract or cardiovascular system. Symptoms occur within minutes to two hours a er contact with the allergy-causing substance.

CME January 2013 Vol. 31 No. 1

Author Biography

ME Levin
Allergy Division, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Cape Town and Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, Cape Town
Published
2013-01-30
Section
Articles

Journal Identifiers


eISSN: 2078-5143
print ISSN: 0256-2170