Thursday, November 16, 2017

Anaphylactoid reactions

An adverse reaction as the result of eating substances that release, from the body’s cellular stores, chemical mediators (triggers) of allergic reactions, such as histamine.

Several foods, including, strawberry, shellfish and chocolate, can induce such reactions.
Anaphylactoid reactions result in symptoms that are very similar to the clinical manifestations of food allergy. In fact, the physiological reaction is indeed the same as in food allergy, since the anaphylactoid reaction is also provoke by a release of histamine and other mediators from mast cells.

Target organs include the skin, upper and lower respiratory tracts, cardiovascular system, hematologic system, and the gastrointestinal tract. Anaphylactoid reactions
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