Preparation is crucial when treating life-threatening anaphylaxis
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Preparation is crucial when treating life-threatening anaphylaxis

Tricia Scott Consultant editor, Emergency Nurse

Anaphylaxis is an acute systemic reaction to an allergen, which is potentially life-threatening. The condition is the result of the immune system, the body’s natural defence system, overreacting to the trigger, an allergen, such as when food, venom or a drug enters the body.

Emergency Nurse. 29, 3, 5-5. doi: 10.7748/en.29.3.5.s1

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