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==Overview==
 
==Overview==
 
Adverse drug reactions may occur in up to 10% of the worldwide population, and also affect up to 20% of patients who are hospitalized.
 
Adverse drug reactions may occur in up to 10% of the worldwide population, and also affect up to 20% of patients who are hospitalized.
Of all the cases of fatalities caused by anaphylaxis, drugs may be responsible for 20% of the deaths.
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Of all the cases of fatalities caused by anaphylaxis, drugs may be responsible for 20% of the deaths. The incidence of toxic epidermal necrolysis is about 0.4-1.2 cases per million in a year.
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
World Health Organization. White Book on Allergy 2011-2012 Executive Summary. By Prof. Ruby Pawankar, MD, PhD, Prof. Giorgio Walkter Canonica, MD, Prof. Stephen T. Holgate, BSc, MD, DSc, FMed Sci and Prof. Richard F. Lockey, MD.
 
World Health Organization. White Book on Allergy 2011-2012 Executive Summary. By Prof. Ruby Pawankar, MD, PhD, Prof. Giorgio Walkter Canonica, MD, Prof. Stephen T. Holgate, BSc, MD, DSc, FMed Sci and Prof. Richard F. Lockey, MD.

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Adverse drug reactions may occur in up to 10% of the worldwide population, and also affect up to 20% of patients who are hospitalized. Of all the cases of fatalities caused by anaphylaxis, drugs may be responsible for 20% of the deaths. The incidence of toxic epidermal necrolysis is about 0.4-1.2 cases per million in a year.

References

World Health Organization. White Book on Allergy 2011-2012 Executive Summary. By Prof. Ruby Pawankar, MD, PhD, Prof. Giorgio Walkter Canonica, MD, Prof. Stephen T. Holgate, BSc, MD, DSc, FMed Sci and Prof. Richard F. Lockey, MD.


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