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Recognition of Allergic Reaction to Antiretroviral Medication

Purpose:

To identify a potential allergic reaction to an antiretroviral drug.

Specialty:

Toxicology
Emergency Medicine
Critical Care
Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, adverse effects

ICD-10:

T37.5

Description:

A patient receiving an antiretroviral medication may develop serious hypersensitivity reactions. Recognition of allergic symptoms can help alert the patient to the need to stop the medication and contact his or her physician.

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