Anaphylaxis, Exercise-Induced

Exercise-induced anaphylaxis is a distinct form of physical allergy with a spectrum of symptoms including itching (pruritus), hives (urticaria), angioedema, wheezing, hypotension, fainting (syncope), and in rare instances even death. Urticaria is an early sign of true anaphylaxis. This entry discusses exercise-induced anaphylaxis, its triggers, how to diagnose the condition, and treatment strategies.

General Considerations


The age of onset ranges from childhood through adulthood. This condition affects males and females equally, and about half the patients have a history of atopy. Attacks can range ...

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