Current Allergy and Asthma Reports

, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp 15–21 | Cite as

Exercise-induced anaphylaxis

  • Mariana C. Castells
  • Richard F. Horan
  • Albert L. Sheffer


Exercise-induced anaphylaxis has been recognized with increasing frequency since its original description in 1980. Recent studies suggest food-induced reactions may occur frequently in this syndrome, which is a mast cell-dependent phenomenon. In this article, the clinical manifestations of exercise-induced anaphylaxis are reviewed, and food related factors contributing to the disorder are considered.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mariana C. Castells
    • 1
  • Richard F. Horan
    • 1
  • Albert L. Sheffer
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of RheumatologyImmunology and Allergy,Brigham and Women’s HospitalChestnut HillUSA

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