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Anxiety, Depression Compromise Believability of Drug-Allergy Testing

Key clinical point: Patients with anxiety or depression were more likely to doubt a negative drug-allergy test result.

Major finding: Skepticism about a negative drug-allergy result came from 24% of people with anxiety, 20% with depression, and 7% with neither.

Study details: A prospective study of 100 people at the drug-allergy clinic of one U.S. center.

Disclosures: Dr. Rukasin had no relevant financial disclosures.