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Researchers identify a new molecular mechanism related to severe anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis is a systemic allergic reaction that can affect the skin, the gastrointestinal tract, the respiratory system and the cardiovascular system. The most severe form of anaphylaxis is anaphylactic shock, which features hypotension and can cause death. This reaction can have several causes, such as allergic reactions to food, drug or insect venom. 

Scheme of the molecular mechanism related to severe anaphylaxis (Image: JACI)