Anaphylactic shock

Anaphylactic shock: See main article: Anaphylactic shock

Anaphylactic: Related to anaphylaxis (allergic shock; allergic reaction).

Shock: See main article: Shock

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A severe and sometimes life-threatening immune system reaction to an antigen that a person has been previously exposed to. The reaction may include itchy skin, edema, collapsed blood vessels, fainting, difficulty in breathing, and death.

Source: NCI Cancer Glossary1

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  • Itchy skin: Itchy skin Itchy skin is not usually a sign of anything serious. You can often treat it yourself and it should go away within 2 weeks. ...Source: NHS Choices UK2 ...

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  • Fainting: Fainting is a sudden and brief loss of consciousness. A person who faints may appear dizzy, slump to the floor, fall, or swoon. Fainting can indicate serious disease (e.g ...

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  1. Source: NCI Cancer Glossary, National Cancer Institute (NCI), NIH
  2. Source: NHS Choices UK: conditions/ itchy-skin/ 

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