Recent Examples of anaphylaxis from the Web
While some folks simply experience a small red bump, others are more allergic to the saliva of mosquitos and can end up with large welts or even experience shortness of breath and anaphylaxis.
In the last 15 years, researchers started noticing cases of red-meat allergies growing in the southeastern United States, with people reporting symptoms as mild as hives and swelling to as serious as anaphylaxis in some patients.
But an actual allergy would cause mouth and throat swelling, as well as hives and anaphylaxis.
EpiPen, which is used to counteract a potentially fatal allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis, is supposed to be a brand-name product for Medicaid's drug rebate program, officials have said.
For those afflicted, ingestion of certain foods makes the immune system overreact; reactions can range from mild, such as itchiness, to potentially fatal anaphylaxis, a condition that can include trouble breathing and poor blood circulation.
While yellow fever vaccine is considered to be safe, it has been known in rare cases to cause a severe allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis.
Given the life-threatening nature of anaphylaxis, patients are encouraged to refill their EpiPen Auto-Injector upon expiration, approximately every 12 to 18 months.
Peanut allergies are responsible for more deaths from anaphylaxis, or constriction of the airways, than any other food allergy.
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Origin and Etymology of anaphylaxis
New Latin, from ana- + prophylaxis
First Known Use: circa 1905See Words from the same year
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