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Table 2 Demographic and clinical features of the study group

From: Tolerance to alternative cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors in nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug hypersensitive patients

Variable Patients (n = 91)
Sex (male/female) n (%) 23/68 (25/75%)
Age (years) (mean ± SD) 51.9 ± 13.3
Reaction to 1 NSAID n (%) 71 (78%)
Reaction to various NSAIDs n (%) 20 (22%)
Reaction to paracetamol1 17 (18%)
Co-morbid disorders n (%)  
- Chronic spontaneous urticaria 11 (12%)
- Asthma 9 (10%)
Diagnosed non-selective NSAID hypersensitivity n (%)  
- Patient history; repeated reaction to the same culprit drug 44 (48%)
- Patient history; no/unknown repeated reaction to the same culprit drug 25 (28%)
- Oral challenge with the culprit drug 22 (24%)
  1. 1by patient history.