Published in Drug Law Weekly, December 14th, 2004
"The diagnosis of drug allergy is difficult and is usually based on clinical history, skin tests (for some drugs) and, in a few specialized allergy centers, provocation tests," scientists in France explained.
"Currently available laboratory tests are of limited interest: they sometimes provide information on the severity of certain clinical conditions, they may suggest an immunopathological mechanism in cases of intra-operative anaphylaxis and, more rarely, they can lead to the identification of the responsible drug," according to P. Demoly and colleagues at CHU Montpellier.
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