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Desensitization to Asparaginase

Specialty:

Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Asparaginase may be used for the therapy of a patient with acute lymphocytic leukemia. A person who has demonstrated hypersensitivity to the agent can be desensitized by administering a series of increasing doses, UNLESS a hypersensitivity reaction occurs during the sequence of injections.

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