Flashcards in SIM: Anaphylactic Shock Deck (3)
Type I Hypersensitivity
Too much IgE crosslinking in response to environmental antigen leading to mast cell and basophil release of histamine, causing synthesis of prostaglandins and leukotreines, such as hay fever, asthma, hives, food allergies, and eczema.
Treatment for Acute Anaphylaxis
Epinephrine 0.01 mg/kg IM (1:1000 epinephrine)
IV fluids for intravascular volume