Food Allergies - Food-Dependent Exercise-Induced Anaphylaxis (FDEIA)

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Exercise-induced anaphylaxis (EIA) has been defined as “the onset of allergic symptoms during, or immediately after, exercise, the clinical signs being various degrees of urticaria, angioedema, respiratory and gastrointestinal signs and even anaphylactic shock” (1). Sensitivity to a specific food as a predisposing factor of EIA has been defined as food-dependant EIA (FDEIA) (2). A number of foods are associated with FDEIA, but the most common food implicated worldwide
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Last Updated: 2016-04-21