Anaphylaxis in family practice

WGJ Kloeck
2008 South African Family Practice  
Manifestations of anaphylaxis may occur within seconds or minutes after exposure to a causative antigen. Almost any substance can be implicated as a potential precipitating agent. Reactions may be slow, progressive, or rapidly fatal within minutes. Any healthcare worker involved in the administration of medications or the care of patients, whether a doctor, dentist, nurse, paramedic or allied health professional, is ethically obliged to be able to appropriately manage the potential consequences
more » ... ential consequences of such an action -a life-threatening anaphylactic reaction. This article has been peer reviewed. Full text available at www.safpj.co.za SA Fam Pract 2008;50(1):29-32
doi:10.1080/20786204.2008.10873663 fatcat:267xikbai5hdxjfsyq7ravtveq