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What Is Allergy?

  • Nathan D. Schultz
  • Allan V. Giannini
  • Terrance T. Chang
  • Diane C. Wong
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Abstract

Allergy is the abnormal response of your immune system to substances that do not elicit such adverse reactions in normal individuals. The symptoms of the hyperreactive immune response that commonly mark an allergy may include any of the following, either singly or in combination: sneezing, running nose, and congestion; watery and itchy eyes; wheezing; redness and itching of the affected area; and many other troublesome irritations.

Keywords

Mast Cell Allergic Reaction Food Allergy House Dust Mite Allergic Response 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nathan D. Schultz
  • Allan V. Giannini
  • Terrance T. Chang
  • Diane C. Wong

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