COMMENTARY

Type I Hypersensitivity: Osmosis Study Video

Rishi Desai, MD, MPH

Disclosures

July 28, 2017

What is type I hypersensitivity? Type I hypersensitivity, or sometimes immunoglobulin E (IgE)-mediated hypersensitivity or immediate hypersensitivity, is a type of immune reaction in which tissue is damaged due to IgE antibody. Most allergies are caused by type I hypersensitivity reactions. This video covers the pathophysiology, complications, signs and symptoms, and treatment for type I hypersensitivity reactions.

For more study tools from Osmosis on Medscape, see our collection here.

Comments

3090D553-9492-4563-8681-AD288FA52ACE
Comments on Medscape are moderated and should be professional in tone and on topic. You must declare any conflicts of interest related to your comments and responses. Please see our Commenting Guide for further information. We reserve the right to remove posts at our sole discretion.
Post as:

processing....