Summary Writer: Nadia Perera
Script Writer: Alice Grey
Editor: Alice Grey
Interviewee: Roger Garsia
Anaphylaxis is a severe, potentially life-threatening hypersensitivity reaction which occurs due to systemic mast cell mediator release. It is a common presentation and requiring prompt recognition and urgent management.
James chats to Associate Professor Roger Garsia about anaphylaxis.
Roger Garsia is a Consultant Physician in Immunology and Immunopathologist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney. He holds Fellowships of Royal Australasian College of Physicians and Royal College Pathologists of Australasia in Immunology. Roger is the Head of the Central Clinical School of University of Sydney and the Former President of Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy ( ASCIA ).
With Associate Professor Roger Garsia, Immunologist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney,Australia
Anaphylaxis is a severe, potentially life-threatening hypersensitivity reactionwhich occurs due to systemic mast cell mediator release. It is a common presentation to the Emergency Department and on the wards, requiring prompt recognition and urgent management. Appropriate monitoring, patient education and follow up is also critical to manage complications and prevent further episodes.
Case – A 4 year old girl presents to the Emergency Department with urticaria, angioedema, swollen tongue and widespread wheeze. She is in obvious respiratory distress. She has been brought in by a family friend who is unsure whether she has any allergies.
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