Medications behind 12% of anaphylaxis emergencies

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​​More than one in 10 emergency presentations for anaphylaxis are due to medications with a “concerning” proportion of those down to herbal products, a Victorian study has revealed. 

The statewide review assessed ED presentations for anaphylaxis in all public and private hospital emergency departments in Victoria over two years.