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How is anaphylaxis diagnosed?

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Your doctor will know if you’ve had this severe allergic reaction is by its symptoms. They’ll also ask about your exposure to things known to cause allergies.

SOURCES: 

Joint Task Force on Practice Parameters: "The diagnosis and management of anaphylaxis practice parameter: 2010 Update."

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: "Anaphylaxis."

MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: "Anaphylaxis."

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: “Anaphylaxis: Overview.”

Mayo Clinic: “Anaphylaxis: Symptoms.”

UpToDate.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on May 11, 2018

SOURCES: 

Joint Task Force on Practice Parameters: "The diagnosis and management of anaphylaxis practice parameter: 2010 Update."

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: "Anaphylaxis."

MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: "Anaphylaxis."

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: “Anaphylaxis: Overview.”

Mayo Clinic: “Anaphylaxis: Symptoms.”

UpToDate.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on May 11, 2018

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