Drug-induced anaphylaxis: is it an epidemic?
Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol. 2018 Feb;18(1):59-65
Authors: Giavina-Bianchi P, Aun MV, Kalil J
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The present review addresses the epidemiology, analyzes the current data and promotes global awareness of drug-induced anaphylaxis.
RECENT FINDINGS: Anaphylaxis is a medical emergency that may cause death! In the last decade, studies have shown an increasing incidence and prevalence of anaphylaxis.
SUMMARY: Drug-induced anaphylaxis fatalities have increased, and this syndrome remains underdiagnosed and undertreated.
PMID: 29135486 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]