Advances in Anaphylaxis Management
Part of the Immunology eBook Collection
Edited by Denise Anne Moneret-Vautrin
Anaphylaxis is an acute, life-threatening allergic reaction that is now recognized as a global health problem. Observed at all ages, its prevalence is strikingly increasing in the pediatric population, and lethal risk may be underestimated owing to a lack of diagnosis in fatal cases with rapid onset, and the absence of a specific code in the International Classification of Diseases. The nine chapters of this book provide a state-of-the-art overview, exploring the causes and manifestations of anaphylaxis and highlighting issues in diagnosis, prevention, monitoring and management.