With a series of quick fire questions we have interviewed a selection of expedition medics to give you an insight in to some of the home truths around adventure, travel and medicine. The first of our Medics in the Hot Seat is Jungle and Desert Medicine Lecturer and long time friend of Expedition Medicine, Dr Mark McCaldin.
Introduction to Anaphylaxis: Anaphylaxis is a potentially life threatening allergic reaction that manifests in a multi-systemic and variable fashion. It involves prior sensitisation to an allergen that may take the form of a food product, insect, medication, material or environment (e.g. cold). Lifetime prevalence is 0.05-2% (Liebermann 2008)