Drug provocation tests in patients with a history suggesting an immediate drug hypersensitivity reaction.

@article{Messaad2004DrugPT,
  title={Drug provocation tests in patients with a history suggesting an immediate drug hypersensitivity reaction.},
  author={Djamel Messaad and Hocine Sahla and Said Benahmed and Philippe P Godard and Jean Bousquet and Pascal Demoly},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={140 12},
  pages={1001-6}
}
Context Physicians face a difficult decision when patients need to take a drug to which they have had a possible hypersensitivity reaction. Contribution The authors gave the implicated drug or drugs to 898 patients referred for evaluation of possible drug hypersensitivity. Of 1372 tests performed, 17.6% confirmed hypersensitivity. None of the 241 positive test results involved a reaction that clinicians could not readily control with prednisolone, epinephrine, or antihistamine. Implications… CONTINUE READING

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