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Unusual causes of anaphylaxis during surgery: Gelofusin-induced Kounis syndrome

Nicholas G. Kounis, George Hahalis, George D. Soufras

Citation Information : Kounis NG, Hahalis G, Soufras GD. Unusual causes of anaphylaxis during surgery: Gelofusin-induced Kounis syndrome. Indian J Crit Care Med 2014; 18 (6):410-411.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.133956

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-07-2006

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; The Author(s).


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