Anaphylaxis Reactions

Anaphylaxis Reactions

Kelly, a 14-year-old high school girl, who went to camp, experienced several episodes of lip swelling, dizziness and wheezing.  She was sent to the local emergency room.  She was treated with antihistamines, epinephrine and a high dose of steroids.  She did well until...
Diagnosis of Food Allergy Not an Easy Task

Diagnosis of Food Allergy Not an Easy Task

Most cases of food allergy occur when a person with particular genetic predisposition produces specific immunoglobulin E (allergy antibody) to the protein of a particular food.  When these IgE antibodies react with certain food, it triggers the release of histamine...

Food Intolerance, Poisoning and Allergy

An estimated 11 million Americans, suffer from food allergies, which accounts for roughly 20.000 emergency room visits annually. Each year, as many as 150 to 200 people die from food-allergic reactions, involving severe swelling in the throat and cardiovascular...

Hives and Anaphylaxis in Food Allergy

An estimated 11 million Americans suffer from food allergies, which accounts for roughly 20,000 emergency room visits annually.  And, unfortunately, as many as 200 people die from food-allergy reactions each year.   But, food-allergy and intolerance are not the same....
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