Allergy

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An allergy is a long term condition in which the immune system mounts an abnormal reaction to an ordinarily harmless substance called an allergen.[1] Allergic reactions vary in severity from relatively minor symptoms to life-threatening.[1]

Allergic reaction[edit | edit source]

An allergic reaction occurs when the person's immune system produces Immunoglobulin E (IgE). When the person comes into contact with an allergen, the IgE travels to cells that release histamine and other chemicals; it is the histamine that causes the allergic reaction.[1]

Anaphylaxis[edit | edit source]

Anaphylaxis

Notable studies[edit | edit source]

  • 1988, Allergy and the chronic fatigue syndrome[2]
  • 1998, Chronic fatigue syndrome: identification of distinct subgroups on the basis of allergy and psychologic variables[3](Full text)
  • 2015, Increased Risk of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Following Atopy: A Population-Based Study[4]

See also[edit | edit source]

Learn more[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.01.11.2 "Allergies Overview". American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Retrieved October 20, 2021.
  2. Straus, S. E.; Dale, J. K.; Wright, R.; Metcalfe, D. D. (May 1988). "Allergy and the chronic fatigue syndrome". The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 81 (5 Pt 1): 791–795. ISSN 0091-6749. PMID 2836490.
  3. https://www.jacionline.org/article/S0091-6749(98)70090-9/fulltext
  4. Yang, Tse-Yen; Kuo, Haung-Tsung; Chen, Hsuan-Ju; Chen, Chih-Sheng; Lin, Wei-Ming; Tsai, Shin-Yi; Kuo, Chua-Nan; Kao, Chia-Hung (July 2015). "Increased Risk of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Following Atopy: A Population-Based Study". Medicine. 94 (29): e1211. doi:10.1097/MD.0000000000001211. ISSN 1536-5964. PMC 4603016. PMID 26200644.

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