Anaphylaxis is an extreme and severe allergic reaction. The whole body is affected, often within minutes of exposure to the substance which causes the allergic reaction (allergen) but sometimes after hours. The symptoms are caused by the sudden release of chemical substances, including histamine, from cells in the blood and tissues where they are stored. The release is triggered by the interaction between an allergic antibody called Immunoglobulin E (IgE) and the substance (allergen) causing the anaphylactic reaction.
Related Journals of Anaphylaxis
Journal of Allergy and Inflammation, Recent Patents on Inflammation and Allergy Drug Discovery, Immunotherapy: Open Access, Infectious Diseases and Therapy, Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Current Drug Targets - Inflammation and Allergy, Mediators of Inflammation.