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Anaphylactic reactions to topical antibiotic combinations.
  1. D. J. Eedy,
  2. J. C. McMillan,
  3. E. A. Bingham
  1. Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, UK.


    We describe two patients who developed anaphylaxis type reactions following the application of the topical antibiotic Polyfax (polymixin B and bacitracin). We draw attention to this potentially serious complication of topical antibiotic preparations and emphasize the need for careful history taking before prescribing such preparations.

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