Pharmaceuticals 2010, 3(1), 10-18; doi:10.3390/ph3010010
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Hypersensitivity Reactions to Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs: An Update

1 Allergy and Immunology Department, Centro Médico Docente La Trinidad, Caracas, Venezuela 2 Dermatology Service, Centro Médico de Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela
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Received: 17 December 2009; Accepted: 30 December 2009 / Published: 5 January 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs)
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Abstract: After beta lactam antibiotics, hypersensitivity reactions to nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs are the second cause of hypersensitivity to drugs. Acute manifestations affect the respiratory tract (aspirin exacerbated respiratory disease), the skin (urticaria and angioedema), or are generalized (anaphylaxis). Correct diagnosis and treatment in order to prevent unnecessary morbidity and the potential risk of death from these severe reactions, and to provide proper medical advice on future drug use frequently requires the participation of allergology specialists familiar with these clinical conditions.
Keywords: asthma; anaphylaxis; drug reactions; non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs); urticaria and angioedema

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Sánchez-Borges, M.; Caballero-Fonseca, F.; Capriles-Hulett, A.; González-Aveledo, L. Hypersensitivity Reactions to Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs: An Update. Pharmaceuticals 2010, 3, 10-18.

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Sánchez-Borges M, Caballero-Fonseca F, Capriles-Hulett A, González-Aveledo L. Hypersensitivity Reactions to Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs: An Update. Pharmaceuticals. 2010; 3(1):10-18.

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Sánchez-Borges, Mario; Caballero-Fonseca, Fernan; Capriles-Hulett, Arnaldo; González-Aveledo, Luis. 2010. "Hypersensitivity Reactions to Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs: An Update." Pharmaceuticals 3, no. 1: 10-18.

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