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A case of idiopathic anaphylaxis associated with respiratory infections.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9433372     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Anaphylaxis is associated with IgE-mediated reactions to foods, drugs, and other allergens. Exercise-induced anaphylaxis and food plus exercise-induced anaphylaxis have been reported. Anaphylactoid reactions with no mechanisms determined have been described with radiographic contrast media. Idiopathic anaphylaxis by definition is anaphylaxis with no identifiable external allergen or stimulus. In our series of more than 350 patients with idiopathic anaphylaxis, extensive evaluation has failed to identify a cause for the anaphylaxis. OBJECTIVE: To report a first case of idiopathic anaphylaxis associated with coryzal symptoms. METHODS: A patient was evaluated for idiopathic anaphylaxis. Appropriate therapy was initiated. RESULTS: The patient's anaphylactic episodes are related to the occurrence of coryzal symptoms but no clear IgE-mediated mechanism was identified. CONCLUSION: This is the first reported association of anaphylaxis with an inciting factor of infection.
N Mazur; R Patterson; D Perlman
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology     Volume:  79     ISSN:  1081-1206     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Allergy Asthma Immunol.     Publication Date:  1997 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-01-29     Completed Date:  1998-01-29     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9503580     Medline TA:  Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  546-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Allergy-Immunology, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anaphylaxis / etiology*
Immunoglobulin E / immunology
Middle Aged
Respiratory Tract Infections / complications*
Reg. No./Substance:
37341-29-0/Immunoglobulin E

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