Anaphylaxis to bull dog ant and jumper ant stings around Perth, Western Australia

  title={Anaphylaxis to bull dog ant and jumper ant stings around Perth, Western Australia},
  author={Yuri Gilhotra and Simon G. A. Brown},
  journal={Emergency Medicine Australasia},
  • Y. GilhotraS. Brown
  • Published 1 February 2006
  • Political Science, Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine Australasia
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