Patients with allergic disease and anti-social behavior: their potential risks to themselves, health care personnel, and other patients.

R. Patterson*, L. Grammer, J. Perry

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Abstract

A series of 7 allergic patients seen by one Allergy Service in a two-year period were identified as being allegedly involved in anti-social activities. They were either seriously ill or mimicked serious illness and by their behavior constituted a potential risk to themselves, other patients or health care personnel. Early identification of such high risk patients protects both patients and health care personnel.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)42-44
Number of pages3
JournalNew England and regional allergy proceedings
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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