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Causes of ant sting anaphylaxis in Australia: the Australian Ant Venom Allergy Study

Brown, Simon GA; van Eeden, Pauline; Wiese, Michael D; Mullins, Raymond; Solley, Graham; Puy, Robert; Taylor, Robert; Heddle, Robert J

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Objective: To determine the Australian native ant species associated with ant sting anaphylaxis, geographical distribution of allergic reactions, and feasibility of diagnostic venom-specific IgE (sIgE) testing. Design, setting and participants: Descriptive clinical, entomological and immunological study of Australians with a history of ant sting anaphylaxis, recruited in 2006-2007 through media exposure and referrals from allergy practices and emergency physicians nationwide. We interviewed...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/31841
Source: Medical Journal of Australia

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