What is new in anaphylaxis?

What is new in anaphylaxis?


  • Alberto Martelli Department of Pediatrics, G. Salvini Hospital, Garbagnate Milanese, Milan – Italy
  • Rosario Ippolito Pediatric Clinic Department of Pediatrics, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico S. Matteo, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
  • Martina Votto Pediatric Clinic Department of Pediatrics, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico S. Matteo, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
  • Maria De Filippo Pediatric Clinic Department of Pediatrics, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico S. Matteo, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
  • Ilaria Brambilla Pediatric Clinic Department of Pediatrics, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico S. Matteo, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
  • Mauro Calvani UOC di Pediatria. Azienda Ospedaliera S. Camillo Forlanini, Roma, Italy
  • Fabio Cardinale Department of Pediatrics and Emergency, Pediatric Allergy and Pulmunology Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera-Universitaria Consorziale-Policlinico, Ospedale Pediatrico Giovanni XXIII, Bari, Italy.
  • Elena Chiappini Division of Paediatric Infectious Disease, Anna Meyer Children's University Hospital, Department of Health Sciences, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
  • Marzia Duse Department of Pediatrics, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy
  • Sara Manti UOC Broncopneumologia Pediatrica e Fibrosi Cistica, AOUP “Vittorio-Emanuele”, San Marco Hospital, Università di Catania, Catania, Italy
  • Gian Luigi Marseglia Pediatric Clinic Department of Pediatrics, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico S. Matteo, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
  • Carlo Caffarelli Clinica Pediatrica, Dipartimento di Medicina e Chirurgia, Università di Parma, Italy
  • Claudio Cravidi Agenzia Tutela della Salute, ATS (National Healthcare System), Pavia, Italy
  • Michele Miraglia Del Giudice Department of Woman, Child and of General and Specialized Surgery. University of Campania"Luigi Vanvitelli" Naples, Italy
  • Maria Angela Tosca Allergy Center, Department of Pediatrics, Istituto G. Gaslini, Genoa, Italy


anaphylaxis, food allergy, drug allergy, IgE, adrenaline


Available information suggests that anaphylaxis must be promptly recognized keeping in mind the airway patency, breathing (ventilation and respiration), circulation and mental status and treated. The first treatment is adrenaline. After successful treatment of an anaphylactic episode, attention must be paid to the prevention of early recurrences (biphasic anaphylaxis) and assessment of causes. Children should not be discharged before prescribing self-injectable adrenaline and explain how and under what circumstances it must be injected, An action plan must be communicated to their communities. Inform the school about potential reactions, how to prevent them and avoidance measures.


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How to Cite

Martelli A, Ippolito R, Votto M, De Filippo M, Brambilla I, Calvani M, et al. What is new in anaphylaxis?. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2020 Sep. 15 [cited 2024 Jul. 16];91(11-S):e2020005. Available from: https://www.mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/10308