In vitro tests for Drug Hypersensitivity Reactions . An ENDA / EAACI Drug Allergy Interest Group Position Paper

@inproceedings{Cernadas2017InVT,
  title={In vitro tests for Drug Hypersensitivity Reactions . An ENDA / EAACI Drug Allergy Interest Group Position Paper},
  author={Rodrigues Cernadas and Oude JNG Elberink},
  year={2017}
}
Potential drug allergic reactions are frequently encountered by healthcare professionals. Confirming drug hypersensitivity can be difficult. Clinical history over-estimates the diagnosis and skin testing has low sensitivity, this leaves drug provocation tests as the gold standard; however, re-exposing patients is not without risk. Issues relating to incorrect patient reporting and loss of sensitivity over-time can lead to the unnecessary avoidance of certain drugs and sub-optimal treatment… CONTINUE READING

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