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What does it mean to have anaphylaxis? My aunt wants to know.

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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Severe Allergy React

Anaphylaxis is a severe potentially life threatening allergic reaction.
Anaphylaxis must be dealt with swiftly and taken very seriously. A thorough work up by a board certified allergist is a must to potentially identify the trigger and develop a treatment plan.

In brief: Severe Allergy React

Anaphylaxis is a severe potentially life threatening allergic reaction.
Anaphylaxis must be dealt with swiftly and taken very seriously. A thorough work up by a board certified allergist is a must to potentially identify the trigger and develop a treatment plan.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Dr. Andrew Murphy
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Most severe allergy

Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction affecting many organs at once.
Most serious is swelling shutting off movement of air through the windpipe & leakage of plasma out of the bloodstream leading to catastrophic loss of blood pressure, shock & heart stoppage. Death occurs in 1% of all episodes of anaphylaxis. Its victims are often children and young adults in the prime of life. Not fun.

In brief: Most severe allergy

Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction affecting many organs at once.
Most serious is swelling shutting off movement of air through the windpipe & leakage of plasma out of the bloodstream leading to catastrophic loss of blood pressure, shock & heart stoppage. Death occurs in 1% of all episodes of anaphylaxis. Its victims are often children and young adults in the prime of life. Not fun.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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