Anaphylaxis is life-threatening, but if the correct protocol is followed, it can be effectively treated and dealt with. Anaphylaxis can be of rapid onset, and can deteriorate into a life-threatening emergency very quickly. The patient should be monitored closely, and at the rst sign of any of the following, antivenin should be discontinued, and mg of 1:1000 adrenaline must be administered intramuscularly: urticaria, itching, fever, chills or nrigor, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, tachycardia, hypotension, bronchospasm, and angioedema. Children must be given mg/Kg of body weight adrenaline .
Register for alerts
If you have registered for alerts, you should use your registered email address as your username
steroid ster·oid (stěr'oid', stēr'-)
Any of numerous naturally occurring or synthetic fat-soluble organic compounds having as a basis 17 carbon atoms arranged in four rings and including the sterols and bile acids, adrenocortical and sex hormones, certain natural drugs such as digitalis compounds, and the precursors of certain vitamins. Also called steroid hormone . adj. ste·roid·al (stĭ-roid', stě-)
Relating to or characteristic of steroids or steroid hormones.