What is anaphylaxis?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Dr. Bob Gravani discusses what Anaphylaxis is.

    Host: What is Anaphylaxis?

    Bob Gravani: Anaphylaxis is a generalized shock reaction that involves many different systems within the body. The respiratory system is often involved, the Gastrointestinal system, skin rashes sometime occur and clearly the cardiovascular system is of major concern when there is Heart Arrhythmias and irregular heart beats etcetera. This is the most severe form of allergic reaction and people who have life threatening food allergies, the things like peanuts and shell fish if they consume these products can go into Anaphylaxis very quickly and this is a life threatening situation. They get need to get emergency medical attention immediately. 1