Over- and underestimated parameters in severe Hymenoptera venom-induced anaphylaxis: Cardiovascular medication and absence of urticaria/angioedema

The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 05/04/2012

Absence of urticaria/angioedema is an indicator of severe anaphylaxis and possibly mastocytosis, requiring determination of baseline serum tryptase (BST). Study data do not provide evidence for an aggravation of sting–induced anaphylaxis by concurrent beta–blockade or angiotensin–converting enzyme inhibition.

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