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  2. Brown SG: Cardiovascular aspects of anaphylaxis: implications for treatment and diagnosis. Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 5:359-364, 2005.
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  4. Hepner DL, Castells MC: Anaphylaxis during the perioperative period. Anesth Analg 97:1381-1395, 2003.
  5. Kelkar PS, Li JTC: Cephalosporin allergy. N Engl J Med 345:804-809, 2001.
  6. Schummer C, Wirsing M, Schummer W: A pivotal role of vasopressin in refractory anaphylactic shock. Anesth Analg 107:620-625, 2008.

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