Current update on anaphylaxis: anaphylaxis management in recent guidelines

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Allergy Service, Ramón y Cajal University Hospital, Ramón y Cajal Institute for Health Research (IRYCIS), Madrid, Spain


Published: 18 July 2023
Accepted: 18 July 2023
Received: 18 May 2023


Anaphylaxis is a potentially fatal hypersensitivity reaction but frequently underrecognized. Although its incidence rates vary according to geographical location, it seems clear that there has been a general increase in recent years, either because of greater recognition of this entity or because it is progressing proportionally to the presence of allergic diseases in the world. The development of anaphylaxis management guidelines adapted to local or regional needs seems of utmost importance. Furthermore, it is necessary to assess their implementation and their positive effect regarding diagnosing and treating anaphylaxis. In this review we explore the currently existing definitions of anaphylaxis and its epidemiology, the potential triggers of anaphylaxis and guideline recommendations in terms of diagnosis and management, proposing a novel anaphylaxis calculator and reviewing the current scoring methods for anaphylactic episodes.

Anaphylaxis; hypersensitivity reaction; adrenaline; epinephrine; Immunoglobulin E.

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