Drug-induced anaphylaxis: is it an epidemic?

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Abstract

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.

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