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Management of drug allergy

Author/s Gray L, Tuthill D, Thompson J
Year 2014
Type of publication Journal article

• Drug allergy accounts for about 10% of adverse drug events

• History is the most important part of investigative process

• Appreciation of immune mechanisms will guide investigation

• Investigations are useful when targeted but are dependent on patient or parental preference

• Drug challenges can be performed but most cases of potential drug allergy may be managed without them.

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