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Journal of Allergy
Volume 2014, Article ID 214183, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/214183
Research Article

The Differences and Similarities between Allergists and Non-Allergists for Penicillin Allergy Management

1Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
2Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, and Allergy and Clinical Immunology Research Group, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

Received 20 November 2013; Accepted 16 January 2014; Published 24 February 2014

Academic Editor: William E. Berger

Copyright © 2014 Nayot Suetrong and Jettanong Klaewsongkram. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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