Posted by Andy Jagoda, MD in: Feature Update , trackback
Anaphylaxis is a time-sensitive, clinical diagnosis that is often misdiagnosed because the presenting signs and symptoms are similar to those of other disease processes. An allergic reaction is an overreaction of the immune system to a foreign substance (allergen). Anaphylaxis is a type of an allergic reaction that is an
acute, severe systemic hypersensitivity reaction that can rapidly lead to death.
The signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis are similar to other common illnesses, which can make diagnosis challenging. Atypical anaphylaxis can be even more difficult to diagnose, because some of the typical signs of anaphylaxis are not present.
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