The term, “anaphylaxis” refers to a systemic, immediate hypersensitivity reaction resulting from IgE-mediated mast cell and/or basophil degranulation. This degranulation releases chemicals responsible for the clinical event. The term, “anaphylactoid reaction” refers to a clinically similar occurrence not mediated by IgE.
KeywordsMast Cell Hydroxyethyl Starch Anaphylactoid Reaction Systemic Mastocytosis Monosodium Glutamate
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