Lupin: a new hidden food allergen

William B Smith, David Gillis and Frank E Kette
Med J Aust 2004; 181 (4): 219-220.

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  • William B Smith1
  • David Gillis2
  • Frank E Kette3

  • Clinical Immunology and Allergy Unit, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, SA.


Competing interests:

None identified.

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