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Genetic risks of severe skin reactions in Vietnamese Australians

We are looking for certain genes that are linked with these severe skin rashes caused by carbamazepine and allopurinol.

The Department of Clinical Immunology and Allergy at Royal North Shore Hospital is conducting a study entitled ‘Genetic risks of severe skin reactions in Vietnamese Australians and the introduction of testing in Vietnam’, reference: HREC/15/HAWKE/86

What's involved?

This study involves collection of the following samples from Vietnamese Australians:

  • a small amount of saliva
  • a swab of the inner cheek
  • a small blood sample (less than one teaspoon).

These are collected to look for certain genes that are linked with these severe skin rashes caused by carbamazepine and allopurinol. 

Participants will be reimbursed for their time.

Eligibility

Participants need to be Vietnamese Australians.

How to participate

If you are interested please contact Dr Van Dinh Nguyen, PhD candidate at the University of Sydney at vngu3162@uni.sydney.edu.au or on 0451 171 983 or 02 9463 1634.