Anaphylaxis is a severe, life threatening allergic reaction that can affect multiple organ systems of the human body. It is caused by an over-reaction of the immune system to a specific allergen. The most common allergens include foods, insect stings, medications and latex. Anaphylaxis can run in families and is more common in people that have asthma and other allergies.
It is important to diagnose and treat it immediately as it can be fatal. Epinephrine auto-injectors are commonly prescribed and can save lives. Diagnosing the cause of anaphylaxis is essential in order to prevent future events. Our doctors are highly trained in managing this disease.