n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - More about : what is anaphylaxis?

Volume 23, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Extracted from text ... MAST CELL TRYPTASE PAUL POTTER, MD, FCP (SA), DCH (SA), FAAAAI, FACAAI Director, Allergy Diagnostic and Clinical Research Unit (ADCRU), UCT Lung Institute and Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town BARTHA FENEMORE, Medical Technologist and Head Allergy Diagnostic and Clinical Research Unit (ADCRU) Laboratory, UCT Lung Institute, Cape Town Serum tryptase is a very useful marker for the detection of mast cell activation. Upon activation, mast cells release a variety of mediators that result in allergic reactions such as systemic anaphylaxis. Tryptase is found in the circulation after a patient suffers an anaphylactic reaction. The half-life of tryptase released into the ..

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