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Idiopathic anaphylaxis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17493503     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Idiopathic anaphylaxis is a prednisone-responsive condition without external cause, but it can coexist with food-, medication-, or exercise-induced anaphylaxis. Mast cell activation may occur at night or after foods that have been eaten with impunity many times previously. Idiopathic anaphylaxis can be classified into frequent (if there are six or more episodes per year or two episodes in the last 2 months) or infrequent (if episodes occur less often). Idiopathic anaphylaxis-generalized consists of urticaria or angioedema associated with severe respiratory distress, syncope or hypotension, and gastrointestinal symptoms. Idiopathic anaphylaxis-angioedema consists of massive tongue enlargement or severe pharyngeal or laryngeal swelling with urticaria or peripheral angioedema. The differential diagnosis of idiopathic anaphylaxis is reviewed, and treatment approaches are presented.
Authors:
Paul A Greenberger
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Immunology and allergy clinics of North America     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0889-8561     ISO Abbreviation:  Immunol Allergy Clin North Am     Publication Date:  2007 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-05-11     Completed Date:  2007-07-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8805635     Medline TA:  Immunol Allergy Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  273-93, vii-viii     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Division of Allergy-Immunology, Department of Medicine, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Suite 14018, 676 North St. Clair Street, Chicago, IL 60611, USA. p-greenberger@northwestern.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Anaphylaxis / diagnosis*,  epidemiology*,  physiopathology*
Diagnosis, Differential
Humans

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