Last updated: Thursday, 28, October, 2010
The acute episode is an emergency, which must always be treated urgently.
Blood should be collected and stored for testing, including complement components C3 and C4; tryptase to confirm anaphylaxis, if indicated.
Subsequent investigation is required to establish cause: skin prick allergen testing with suspected allergens or allergen specific immunoglobulin E to detect specific IgE to relevant agents.
Therapeutic/biological products, especially
Immunoglobulin A to exclude selective IgA deficiency.
|See anaphylactoid reaction|
Food and other ingestants, especially
See Latex allergy.
Present in insect repellants.