Last Updated : 12/21/2010
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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

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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