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Paracetamol and asthma
  1. G KARAKAYA,
  2. A U DEMIR,
  3. A F KALYONCU
  1. Hacettepe University Hospital
  2. Department of Chest Diseases
  3. Adult Allergy Unit
  4. 06100 Sihhiye
  5. Ankara
  6. Turkey

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    We were interested to read the article by Shaheenet al on the relationship between paracetamol and asthma.1 We have been interested in patients with analgesic induced asthma (AIA) since 1991 and now have a total of about 238 patients who have been followed up in our allergy unit. We have previously reported some related allergic conditions and risk factors for AIA, one of which was cumulative life long analgesic consumption.2-4 After reading the paper by Shaheenet al we re-analysed our data and compared the …

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