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Systemic allergy to topical hexamidine

Raymond J Mullins
Med J Aust 2006; 185 (3): 177.

To the Editor: Food, medication or insect stings are the major causes of systemic allergic reactions.1 That topical agents can mimic such reactions is not commonly appreciated. I report here a systemic allergic reaction to a topical medication (initially attributed to food).

  • Raymond J Mullins

  • John James Medical Centre, Canberra, ACT.


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