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Upward trend in acute anaphylaxis continued in 1998-9

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 21 October 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1021
  1. Richard Wilson, research fellow (
  1. Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Medical School, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT

    EDITOR—Sheikh and Alves's paper ends with the introduction of ICD-10 (international classification of diseases, 10th revision) in figures for 1995-6; the authors rightly stated that the change in classification could affect results.1 ICD-10 subdivided anaphylaxis into four categories: reaction to food (T78.0), unspecified (T78.2), serum (T80.5), and medicinal (T88.6). With this change, …

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