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  1. Shahnaz M, Azizah MR, Hasma H, Mok KL, Yip E, Ganesapillai T, et al.
    Med J Malaysia, 1999 Mar;54(1):26-31.
    PMID: 10972001
    Health care workers have been reported to constitute one of the few high-risk groups related to IgE-mediated hypersensitivity associated with the use of latex products. This paper describes the first ever study of prevalence carried out in Malaysia among these workers. One hundred and thirty health care personnel from Hospital Kuala Lumpur were skin tested. Extracts used were prepared from seven different brands of natural rubber latex gloves with varying levels of extractable protein (EPRRIM). Out of the 130 volunteers, 4 (3.1%) had positive skin test to latex with extracts with high levels of EPRRIM (> 0.7 mg/g). The prevalence among the Malaysian health care workers can be considered to be low in comparison to that of some consumer countries as the USA which reported a prevalence of as high as 16.9%.
    Matched MeSH terms: Drug Hypersensitivity/epidemiology*
  2. Teoh PC
    Singapore Med J, 1974 Dec;15(4):268-72.
    PMID: 4458069
    The serious health hazards posed by adverse drug reactions have long been recognised, but the application of epidemiological principles to their studies is only a recent development. A total of 3160 patients admitted into Medical Unit I, General Hospital, Singapore were kept under surveillance for adverse reactions to drugs for six months in 1972. Fifty three of them (1.7%) were admitted with adverse drug reactions as the sole reason for admission. There were 25 males and 28 females. There were two deaths and ten life-threatening reactions, and hypersensitivity was the most common type of reaction encountered. Among the chief offending drugs were Chinese herbal medicines, digoxin, corticosteroids, antibiotics, phenothiazines, and hypoglycaemic agents. All doctors especially the general practitioners must be fully aware of these hazards so that they can help prevent un- necessary morbidity and mortality and also to avoid taxing heavily on the already over-burdened hospital service in a developing country.
    Matched MeSH terms: Drug Hypersensitivity/epidemiology*
  3. Bakhtiar MF, Too CL, Tang MM, Sulaiman S, Tan LK, Ahmad-Fauzi NA, et al.
    Clin Exp Allergy, 2019 04;49(4):537-540.
    PMID: 30693574 DOI: 10.1111/cea.13347
    Matched MeSH terms: Drug Hypersensitivity/epidemiology
  4. Roy RN
    Med J Aust, 1971 Feb 6;1(6):317-21.
    PMID: 5546216
    Matched MeSH terms: Drug Hypersensitivity/epidemiology*
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