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New tests for drug allergies

Drugs administered for treatment of serious conditions inadvertently target the immune system making the body’s own tissue look foreign, a new study has found.

University of Melbourne and Monash University researchers said the study discovered a new class of drug allergy.

The study will help establish new methods of testing patients prior to receiving drugs to avoid allergic reactions.

A simple blood test may be all that is needed to predict adverse reactions in the treatment of a broad range of conditions such as AIDS, epilepsy, gout and infections.

Read more at University of Melbourne