|Immediate Hypersensitivity Reactions|
Credits: 1.25 Post-Assessment Questions: 8
Release Date: 5 Oct 2020
Expiration Date: 30 Dec 2021
Last Reviewed: 30 Dec 2020
Estimated Time To Finish: 75 Minutes
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Hypersensitivity reactions are exaggerated or inappropriate immunologic responses occuring in response to an antigen or allergen. Type I, II, and III hypersensitivity reactions are known as immediate hypersensitivity reactions because they occur within 24 hours of exposure to the antigen or allergen. Immediate hypersensitivity reactions are predominantly mediated by IgE, IgM, and IgG antibodies. This activity describes the pathophysiology of the immediate hypersensitivity reactions, reviews their evaluation and management, and highlights the role of the interprofessional team in the management of affected patients.
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Authors: Angel Justiz Vaillant, Rishik Vashisht
Editors: Patrick Zito
Editors-In-Chief: Joshua TuckPrashanth AnandMatthew Varacallo
Chief Medical Reviewer: Matthew Varacallo
Nurse Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Lisa Haddad
Nurse Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Bernadette Makar
Nurse Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Dorothy Caputo
Pharmacy Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Mark Pellegrini
Physician Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Scott Dulebohn
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