Last Updated : 12/21/2010
Swati Gadewar (Kolpuru)
Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening immediate hypersensitivity reaction. It is an acute multisystem allergic reaction that follows an exposure to a foreign substance.

Common causes of anaphylaxis
A careful history should be taken to find the cause so that further precautions can be taken to prevent another attack.
1.    Insect sting and bites
2.    Drugs: Antibiotics, local anesthetics, radiocontrast media
3.    Foods: Peanuts, fish, egg
4.    Blood products
5.    Latex

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