Diagnostic testing for drug hypersensitivity

M. E. Weiss, Jr Adkinson

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Adverse drug reactions are important and frequent complications of medication therapy. Allergic drug reactions (involving immunologic mechanisms) account for approximately 5% to 10% of adverse reactions to help guide the selection and use of future medications and to properly manage the present reaction. Often the question of whether it is safe to readminister a medication in the future is an important clinical judgement that needs to be made. Along with certain in vivo and in vitro diagnostic tests, meticulous history taking by a motivated physician is often required to properly diagnose adverse drug reactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)731-744
Number of pages14
JournalImmunology and Allergy Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology


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