anaphylactic shock


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anaphylactic shock

a severe, sometimes fatal, reaction to a substance to which a person has an extreme sensitivity, often involving respiratory difficulty and circulation failure

anaphylactic shock

[¦an·ə·fə¦lak·tik ′shäk]
(medicine)
A syndrome seen as one of the clinical manifestations of anaphylaxis.
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Spontaneous giant splenic hydatid cyst rupture causing fatal anaphylactic shock: A case report and brief literature review Turk J Gastroenterol 2014; 25: 88-91.
It expressed concern that the institution's occupational health providers "have not proved supportive or proactive in dealing with the anaphylactic shock, much to the disappointment of the CU liaison officer".
In this study, we conducted experiments to identify the main antigens of sIgE and sIgG1 in EgCF, and to better understand cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying anaphylactic shock induced by CE
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Nevertheless, differential diagnosis with drug or latex induced anaphylactic shock, hypovolemic shock, acute myocardial infarction, carcinoid syndrome and tension pneumothorax in a patient under mechanical ventilation should also be considered.
"Someone who is allergic to peanuts, for example, will suffer anaphylactic shock and there may not be enough time to save them," said Victoria Barrington, the council's head of public protection.
Two bizarre and frightening cases of anaphylactic shock in schoolchildren are being noted in discussions regarding a new piece of legislation in Nevada, according to RGJ.com.
The blue jellyfish is the species that is most prolific at the moment, and its armoury will produce a nettle-like sting that can induce anaphylactic shock in victims that are allergic.
Delyth Parry suffers an anaphylactic shock at least once every two weeks and is on a cocktail of medication, for an illness triggered 10 years ago by latex gloves.
Exposure can lead to anaphylactic shock where thebody'simmunedefencesystem goes into overdrive and the cells in the body start to produce the chemical histamine.
The antidote obtained from eggs also reduced the incidence of anaphylactic shock and sickness -- side effects associated with the product obtained from horses.
Now, two recent studies suggest that patients treated with aprotinin could be at higher risk of serious health problems including kidney failure, heart attack, stroke, anaphylactic shock and even death.