Marinella Viola

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: The present review addresses the literature regarding the sensitivity and specificity of the various diagnostic methods for evaluating non-immediate (ie, occurring more than 1 hour after drug administration) hypersensitivity reactions associated with beta-lactams and other antibiotics, anticonvulsants, heparins, iodinated contrast media, etc. Such(More)
OBJECTIVES The goals were to evaluate the usefulness of skin tests, patch tests, serum specific IgE assays, and challenges in diagnosing hypersensitivity reactions to cephalosporins and to clarify the pathogenic mechanism of such reactions. METHODS Children with immediate manifestations (within 1 hour) underwent immediate-reading skin tests with(More)
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