Path Week 5 Discussion 2 - Week 5 Initial Post 2 Michele Moritz Anaphylactic Shock Anaphylactic shock results from a widespread hypersensitivity

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Week 5 Initial Post 2Michele MoritzAnaphylactic Shock Anaphylactic shock results from a widespread hypersensitivity reaction known as anaphylaxis. The lifetime prevalence of anaphylaxis is 0.5% to 2% (Huether & McCance , 2012).Anaphylactic shock may be sudden and can progress to death within minutes unless treated quickly (Huether & McCanace, 2012). The scenario given was a 6-year-old girl went to her school nurse complaining of hives and shortness of breath. The child was sent to the emergency room because there wasn’t any medication listed under her name to use for treatment. Anaphylactic shock treatment cannot be delayed. If the school nurse would have been able to treat her when she presented with the clinical manifestations; it may have prevented her death. Multisystem Physiology ProgressionAnaphylactic shock begins when someone that is sensitized is exposed to an allergen (Huether & McCance, 2012). Mast cells are degranulated by IgE that the allergen binds to
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