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Glossary for Type I Hypersensitivity

  • Allergic rhinitis: Allergic rhinitis involves inflammation of the mucous membranes of the nose, eyes, eustachian tubes, middle ear, sinuses, and pharynx.
  • Allergy-like conditions: Medical conditions with similar effects to those of allergies.
  • Anaphylaxis: A rare, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction.
  • Asthma: Repeated attacks of breathing difficulty.
  • Death: The cessation of life
  • Food allergy: Immune over-reaction to an eaten food.
  • Immune disorders: Disorders that affect the immune system
  • Skin swelling: The occurrence of swelling that is located on the skin


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