42. Anaphylactic Shock in Pregnancy

  1. Michael A. Belfort MBBCH, MD, PhD Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Director2,3,
  2. George Saade MD Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology4,
  3. Michael R. Foley MD Chief Medical Officer Clinical Professor5,6,7,
  4. Jeffrey P. Phelan MD, JD Director President8,9 and
  5. Gary A. Dildy III MD Director Clinical Professor10,11
  1. Raymond O. Powrie

Published Online: 16 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444316780.ch42

Critical Care Obstetrics, Fifth Edition, Fifth Edition

Critical Care Obstetrics, Fifth Edition, Fifth Edition

How to Cite

Powrie, R. O. (2010) Anaphylactic Shock in Pregnancy, in Critical Care Obstetrics, Fifth Edition, Fifth Edition (eds M. A. Belfort, G. Saade, M. R. Foley, J. P. Phelan and G. A. Dildy), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444316780.ch42

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

  2. 3

    HCA Healthcare, Nashville, TN, USA

  3. 4

    University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA

  4. 5

    Scotsdale Healthcare, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

  5. 6

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ, USA

  6. 7

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AR, USA

  7. 8

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Citrus Valley Medical Center, West Covina, USA

  8. 9

    Clinical Research, Childbirth Injury Prevention Foundation, City of Industry, Pasadena, CA, USA

  9. 10

    Mountain Star Division, Hospital Corporation of America, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

  10. 11

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, LSU Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine in New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University, RI, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 3 SEP 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405152730

Online ISBN: 9781444316780

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Keywords:

  • Anaphylactic Shock in Pregnancy;
  • Risk factors for anaphylaxis/anaphylactoid reactions;
  • Clinical presentation;
  • Gell and Coombs classification of allergic reactions;
  • History of previous anaphylactoid response;
  • Timing and length of reaction;
  • Approach to anaphylaxis;
  • Differential diagnosis

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Definitions

  • Epidemiology

  • Precipitants

  • Risk factors for anaphylaxis/anaphylactoid reactions

  • Pathophysiology

  • Clinical presentation

  • Timing and length of reaction

  • Diagnosis

  • Approach to anaphylaxis

  • Differential diagnosis

  • Conclusions

  • References