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Idiopathic Anaphylaxis: Variants as Diagnostic and Therapeutic Problems

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Abstract:

Idiopathic anaphylaxis presents a problem requiring rapid diagnosis and initiation of therapy. Some cases are complex and difficult to assess. We present four cases of unusual complexity to illustrate diagnostic and therapeutic problems. Two cases were found not to be idiopathic anaphylaxis, one being undifferentiated somatoform idiopathic anaphylaxis and the other very severe urticaria. Various conditions can be or mimic idiopathic anaphylaxis, and patience and observation can result in reasonable outcomes.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2500/108854100778148963

Publication date: 2000-05-01

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  • Allergy and Asthma Proceedings is a peer reviewed publication dedicated to distributing timely scientific research regarding advancements in the knowledge and practice of allergy, asthma and immunology. Its primary readership consists of allergists and pulmonologists.

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