Production of a systemic reaction.
A response to physiologic allergens.
A hereditary predisposition.
An IgA-mediated reaction.
The most common cause of anaphylaxis is penicillin.
Anaphylactoid (anaphylaxis-like) reactions are commonly fatal.
The most common food item causing anaphylaxis is chocolate.
Systemic reactions include urticaria and angioedema
Signs and symptoms may worsen when hand lotion is applied before donning latex gloves.
Signs and symptoms occur within minutes after exposure to latex.
Signs and symptoms are localized to the area of exposure, usually the back of the hands.
Signs and symptoms can be eliminated by changing glove brands or using powder-free gloves.
Systemic lupus erythematosus
Affects young males.
Requires early treatment because most of the damage appears to occur early in the course of the disease.
Affects the cartilaginous joints of the spine and surrounding tissues.
Is the most common and frequently disabling of joint disorders.
Avoid the use of topical analgesics.
Encourage weight loss and an increase in aerobic activity.
Provide an analgesic after exercise.
Assess for the gastrointestinal complications associated with COX-2 inhibitors.
Involves chronic fatigue, generalized muscle aching and stiffness.
is caused by a virus.
Is treated by diet, exercise, and physical therapy.
Usually lasts for less than two weeks,