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What is Anaphylaxis?

What is Anaphylaxis?

Anaphylaxis is the most severe form of an allergic reaction. Anaphylaxis, also called an anaphylactic reaction or allergic shock, can be fatal. ...more »

  • Anaphylaxis: A rare, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction.
  • Anaphylaxis: OBSOLETE. Extreme immunological sensitivity of the body or tissues to the reintroduction of an antigen. It is a form of anamnestic reaction and is accompanied by pathological changes in tissues or organs due to the release of pharmacologically active substances. [ISBN:0198506732]
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Anaphylaxis: hypersensitivity reaction to the ingestion or injection of a substance (a protein or drug) resulting from prior contact with a substance.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Anaphylaxis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Anaphylaxis, or a subtype of Anaphylaxis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Anaphylaxis: Introduction

Types of Anaphylaxis:

Broader types of Anaphylaxis:

How serious is Anaphylaxis?

Complications of Anaphylaxis: see complications of Anaphylaxis
Deaths for Anaphylaxis: at least 400 deaths in USA (NIAID penicillan reactions)

What causes Anaphylaxis?

Causes of Anaphylaxis: see causes of Anaphylaxis
Risk factors for Anaphylaxis: see risk factors for Anaphylaxis

What are the symptoms of Anaphylaxis?

Symptoms of Anaphylaxis: see symptoms of Anaphylaxis

Complications of Anaphylaxis: see complications of Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Anaphylaxis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Anaphylaxis.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Anaphylaxis: see treatments for Anaphylaxis
Research for Anaphylaxis: see research for Anaphylaxis

Organs Affected by Anaphylaxis:

Organs and body systems related to Anaphylaxis include:

Name and Aliases of Anaphylaxis

Main name of condition: Anaphylaxis

Class of Condition for Anaphylaxis: systemic

Other names or spellings for Anaphylaxis:

Anaphylactic reaction, Anaphylactic shock, allergic shock

Anaphylactic reaction Source - Diseases Database

Anaphylaxis, idiopathic, Idiopathic anaphylaxis
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Anaphylaxis: Related Conditions

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