26. Anaphylaxis

  1. David Vaughan,
  2. Neville Robinson,
  3. Nuala Lucas and
  4. Sabaratnam Arulkumaran

Published Online: 16 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444323948.ch26

Handbook of Obstetric High Dependency Care

Handbook of Obstetric High Dependency Care

How to Cite

Vaughan, D., Robinson, N., Lucas, N. and Arulkumaran, S. (2010) Anaphylaxis, in Handbook of Obstetric High Dependency Care, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444323948.ch26

Author Information

  1. Harrow and London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 22 SEP 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405178211

Online ISBN: 9781444323948



  • anaphylaxis;
  • anaphylaxis, severe, life-threatening - generalised or systemic hypersensitivity reaction;
  • anaphylaxis, immediately or within an hour - after drug or latex exposure;
  • anaphylaxis in obstetric unit - antibiotics, patients reporting allergy;
  • penicillins and cephalosporins - in 70% of antibiotic-induced anaphylaxis;
  • latex hypersensitivity, and cause - after surgery in caesarean section;
  • severe allergic drug reaction signs;
  • immediate management of anaphylaxis;
  • secondary management of anaphylaxis;
  • patient, latex allergic - latex avoidance, being mandatory


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Recognition and diagnosis

  • Immediate management

  • Secondary management

  • Latex allergy