, Volume 23, Issue 3, pp 96-112
Date: 09 May 2014

Guideline for acute therapy and management of anaphylaxis

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Background

Anaphylaxis is an acute systemic reaction with symptoms of an immediate-type allergic reaction which can involve the whole organism and is potentially life-threatening [13].

The definition of anaphylaxis is not globally uniform. At present different classification systems are used. In German-speaking countries, the classification used here has generally been applied until now.

Anaphylactic reactions are the most severe and potentially life-threatening dramatic conditions seen in allergy. Acute treatment is based on international guidelines and recommendations in textbooks. In 1994, a position paper of the German Society for Allergology and Clinical Immunology (DGAKI), was published in the Allergo Journal as the result of an interdisciplinary consensus conference [4]. This was subsequently updated and published as a guideline in 2007 [5].

On resolution of the board of directors of the DGAKI of 2009, the anaphylaxis working group was asked to update the guideline. The members of ...

Cite this as: Ring J, Beyer K, Biedermann T, Bircher A, Duda D, Fischer J et al. Guideline for acute therapy and management of anaphylaxis — S2 Guideline of DGAKI, AeDA, GPA, DAAU, BVKJ, ÖGAI, SGAI, DGAI, DGP, DGPM, AGATE and DAAB. Allergo J Int 2014; 23: 96–112 DOI 10.1007/s40629-014-0009-1

Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that there is no conflict of interest. More detailed information can be seen on the AWMF website (www.awmf.org).