What is the risk of a delayed diagnosis of anaphylaxis?

Updated: May 16, 2018
  • Author: S Shahzad Mustafa, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Kaliner, MD  more...
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However, anaphylaxis occurs as part of a clinical continuum that can begin with relatively mild features and rapidly progress to life-endangering respiratory or cardiovascular manifestations. Delaying the diagnosis until multiorgan manifestations of anaphylaxis are present is risky because the severity of a reaction is difficult or impossible to predict at the time of symptom onset.

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