Exercise-induced anaphylaxis


Dr William W. Busse, H6/367, Clinical Science Center, 600 North Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53792, U.S.A.


Anaphylaxis can pose a life-threatening situation for many patients. A recent report has added exercise to the stimuli which can provoke an anaphylactic reaction. In this report, we review nine cases of anaphylaxis with exercise and the characteristics of this response. These cases represent additional evidence that exercise-induced anaphylaxis is not rare but can be misdiagnosed in some patients.