A drug allergy
occurs when the immune system mistakenly identifies a drug as a harmful substance, as if it were a viral or bacterial infection," said Dr.
Only one study reported a relationship between the presence of familial history of atopy, angioedema, and drug allergy
, and the need for high-dose H1-AH (28).
In the absence of appropriate drug allergy
work up (Patch test, lymphocyte transformation test etc.
7) evaluated the detection of HLA-B*5701 as a marker for hypersensitivity to abacavir after confirmation of drug allergy
by patch testing in Black and Caucasian patients living in the United States.
As I said, a rash is the most common sign of a drug allergy
but it is also a common sign of illness and it is difficult to tell which has caused it.
The advent of electronic, or e-prescribing, however, has not necessarily spelled the end of prescribing errors; deficiencies in software design together with serious flaws in drug allergy
alerts and information about 'clinically relevant' drug interactions leave users of e-systems vulnerable to error (Smith, Dang & Lee 2009).
The basophil activation test in immediate-type drug allergy
In addition, patients may have a rash or other inflammatory symptom caused by a coexisting medical condition, such as a viral infection, that may incorrectly be attributed to an adverse drug reaction or drug allergy
Avrupa hag Alerjisi Calisma Grubu (Europan Network for Drug Allergy
, ENDA, ilac alerjileri icin spesifik bir anketformu hazirlamistir (29,30).
NEW YORK -- Physicians bypassed more than 90% of the drug interaction alerts and 77% of the drug allergy
alerts sent by their electronic prescribing systems, a study published in a recent issue of Archives of Internal Medicine shows.
Introductory chapters addressing the human immune response, environmental allergens, and the different types of allergy testing are followed by chapters on common allergic reactions--rhinitis and rhinosinusitis, allergic eye disease, asthma, urticaria and angioedema, atopic and contact dermatitis, drug allergy
, food allergy, anaphylaxis, and stinging insect allergy.
Total IgE levels, when elevated, generally correlate with the presence of allergic disease, particularly in the case of eczema, but may be normal in subjects with allergic rhinitis, asthma and food, or drug allergy