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Regional variation in epinephrine autoinjector prescriptions in Australia: more evidence for the vitamin D-anaphylaxis hypothesis

Mullins, Raymond; Clark, Sunday; Camargo, Carlos A

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Background: There is little information on the regional distribution of anaphylaxis in Australia. Objective: To examine the influence of latitude (a marker of sunlight/vitamin D status) as a contributor to anaphylaxis in Australia, with a focus on children from birth to the age of 4 years. Methods: Epinephrine autoinjector (EpiPen) prescriptions (2006 -2007) in 59 statistical divisions and anaphylaxis hospital admission rates (2002-2007) in 10 regions were used as surrogate markers of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/39668
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology
DOI: 10.1016/S1081-1206(10)60265-7

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