author={S. Galli},
  journal={The Indian Medical Gazette},
  pages={649 - 649}
  • S. Galli
  • Published 2000
  • The Indian Medical Gazette
Is there any more grotesque example of an imbalance between the cost and benefit of an immune response than anaphylaxis? On exposure to even minute amounts of material containing the offending allergen (such as peanuts), the unfortunate subject experiences within minutes a reaction that can include nausea and vomiting, hives, difficulty breathing and rapid circulatory collapse. Although anaphylaxis, fortunately, is uncommon, allergic disorders in general are both very common and relentlessly… Expand

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