Paracetamol anaphylaxis

Authors


Dr D. Czarny, Allergy and Respiratory Immunology Unit, Alfred Hospital, Prahran, Victoria 3181, Australia.

Summary

We describe four cases of anaphylaxis to paracetamol without co-existing aspirin intolerance and review the Australian experience in paracetamol anaphylaxis. Paracetamol sensitivity may differ in the mechanism from sensitivity to aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs as previously believed.

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