Anaphylaxis

Etiology

  • Systemic response to a precipitant, including: meds, food, latex, insect bite/stings, other environmental triggers

Symptoms

  • Acute
  • Sob
  • Doe
  • Ill feeling
  • N
  • V
  • Abd pain
  • Swelling
  • Itching
  • Angioedema
  • Syncope/pre-syncope
  • Can be life threatening

Physical Exam Findings

  • Ill appearing
  • Stridor
  • Wheezing
  • Hives
  • Low bp/elevated hr
  • Edema and redness of face and/or extremities