Allergies that trigger anaphylaxis

Risk and causes Factors of Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening allergic reaction that can be triggered by exposure to many different substances (allergens). The most common allergies that can produce anaphylaxis are to drugs, insects stings, foods, and latex.

Sometimes these chemicals are directly triggered to be released, without prior exposure or development of antibodies. This is called an anaphylactoid reaction and is more often seen in reactions to IV contrast medium and opioids.

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