Flashcards in Anaphylaxis Deck (14):
What are the etiologies anaphylaxis?
- Stinging Insects
How many deaths are reported each year due to stinging insects?
Of the 40 deaths reported each year what percentage are adults?
What is associated with the rapid infusion of Vancomycin?
Red Man Syndrome
What is the Adult dose of Epinephrine?
0.3-0.5 ml/mcg 1:1000
What is the Pediatriac dose of Epinephrine?
0.15 ml/mcg 1:1000
How often is Epi repeated if needed?
every 3-5 minutes
What is the only contraindication to giving Epi?
there are no contraindications
What is defined as the triggered appearance of one or more associated systemic signs and symptoms that are usually responsive to epinephrine?
How are anaphylaxis and anaphylactoid reactions differentiated?
- Anaphylaxis - is IgE mediated
- Anaphylactiod - anything other than IgE mediated
what are the subset of antigen that bind to circulating IgE antibodies and cause and allergic reaction?
What is the disorder characterized by and overabundance of mast cells that carries an increased risk of anaphylaxis?
What are common signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis
- Nasal Sneezing
- Loss of Consciousness
- Weak and Rapid Pulse
- Constriction of the Airway