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Peanut-induced anaphylactic reactions.
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PMID:  10436387     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Food allergies, particularly to peanuts, are a common cause of anaphylaxis. Approximately 125 people die each year in the USA secondary to food-induced anaphylaxis. Clinical anaphylaxis is a syndrome of diverse etiology and dramatic presentation of symptoms associated with the classic features of type I, IgE-mediated hypersensitivity [1]. Typically the term anaphylaxis connotes an immunologically-mediated event that occurs after exposure to certain foreign substances. This reaction results from the generation and release of a variety of potent biologically active mediators and their concerted effects on various target organs. Anaphylaxis is recognized by cutaneous, respiratory, cardiovascular, and gastrointestinal signs and symptoms occurring singly or in combination. This article focuses on allergic reactions to peanuts that manifest as signs and symptoms involving multiple target organs or the cardiovascular system alone.
W Burks; G A Bannon; S Sicherer; H A Sampson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International archives of allergy and immunology     Volume:  119     ISSN:  1018-2438     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. Arch. Allergy Immunol.     Publication Date:  1999 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-09-02     Completed Date:  1999-09-02     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9211652     Medline TA:  Int Arch Allergy Immunol     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  165-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Arkansas Children's Hospital, Little Rock, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anaphylaxis* / immunology
Arachis hypogaea / adverse effects*,  immunology
Child, Preschool
Food Hypersensitivity*
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