Anaphylactic Shock

Definition of Anaphylactic Shock:

A serious and rapid allergic reaction usually involving more than one part of the body which, if severe enough, can kill.  It is characterized by decreased blood pressure and impaired respiration.

Also: Anaphalactic Shock, Anaphylaxis

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Allergy to Cow's Milk

...the condition
“...systemic anaphylaxis...”

Bone Scan

...as a treatment
“...In extremely rare cases, a person may develop a rash, swelling, or anaphylaxis as a result of this scan...”
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Low White Blood Cell Count

...the condition
“...can occur in acute bacterial infections, viral infections, rickettsia disease, some parasite injections, aplastic and pernicious anemia, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, some hormone imbalances and anaphylactic shock...”

Mastocytosis

...the condition
“...Signs and Symptoms: When too many mast cells are present in the body, the chemicals that they release can cause ... Anaphylaxis (shock from allergic or immune causes)...”

Semen Allergy

...the condition
“...The systemic reactions can include generalized itching, hives, angioedema, wheezing, and in very rare cases anaphylaxis...”

Sulfite Sensitivity

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“...Responses vary; sulfites can also cause chest tightness, nausea, hives, or even anaphalactic shock...”
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Tendency Toward Allergic Reactions

...the condition
“...: Most allergic reactions are mild, but a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) is more serious...”

Test for Inhalant Allergies

...as a treatment
“...general rule, inhaled allergens such as dust mites, tree, grass or weed pollens will produce respiratory symptoms and ingested (food) allergies will produce skin and/or gastrointestinal symptoms or anaphylaxis...”

Test Histamine Levels

...as a treatment
“...In extreme cases, histamine levels in someone who is allergic to a bee sting or a particular food like peanuts can be elevated so high that it causes anaphylactic shock and possibly death...”

Ulcerative Colitis

...recommendation Food Additive Avoidance
“...found in various foods such as apple cider, hot dogs, most ice creams and prepared sauces and jellies, as it can produce inflammation and immunodeficiency and has been found to cause colitis and anaphylaxis in humans...”
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