Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Anaphylactic Reaction Evaluation

The evaluation of anaphylaxis begins with a history and physical exam.

Physical findings in those with anaphylaxis may include:


The diagnosis of anaphylaxis can be made without testing.

Tests that may be used to evaluate anaphylaxis include:

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Last Updated: Nov 16, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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