What are anaphylaxis?

  • (noun): Hypersensitivity reaction to the ingestion or injection of a substance (a protein or drug) resulting from prior contact with a substance.

Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis is a serious allergic reaction that is rapid in onset and may cause death. It typically causes a number of symptoms including an itchy rash, throat swelling, and low blood pressure. Common causes include insect bites/stings, foods, and medications.

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Food Allergy - Signs and Symptoms - Cardiopulmonary
... tract and blood circulation, is called anaphylaxis ... Anaphylaxis occurs when IgE Antibodies are involved, and areas of the body that are not in direct contact with the food become affected and show symptoms ... an allergy to peanuts, tree nuts, or seafood are at greater risk for anaphylaxis ...
Soy Allergy - Reactions and Treatment
... protein may have an extreme allergic reaction and go into anaphylactic shock (anaphylaxis) ... In cases of anaphylaxis, emergency medical personnel typically administer epinephrine (available as an autoinjector, such as EpiPen) and an antihistamine such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) ... reaction, the victim should see a physician or immediately go to the emergency room, as anaphylaxis can be fatal if not treated immediately ...
Exercise Urticaria
... Exercise urticaria and anaphylaxis can be categorized as cholinergic urticaria or exercise-induced anaphylaxis based on the clinical manifestation ... Main article Cholinergic urticaria Main article Exercise-induced anaphylaxis ...
Arthus
... reaction named after him, Arthus is best known for his work on anaphylaxis ... He commenced working on anaphylaxis in 1903, following its demonstration by Paul Portier (1866–1962) and Charles Robert Richet (1850–1935) who injected extract of ... His important work on anaphylaxis and immunity was written while Arthus was professor of physiology at the University of Lausanne ...
Anaphylaxis - Research
... There are ongoing efforts to develop sublingual epinephrine to treat anaphylaxis ... Subcutaneous injection of the anti-IgE antibody omalizumab is being studied as a method of preventing recurrence, but it is not yet recommended ...