Adverse reactions to β-lactam antimicrobials.

  title={Adverse reactions to β-lactam antimicrobials.},
  author={Philippe R. S. Lagac{\'e}-Wiens and Ethan Rubinstein},
  journal={Expert opinion on drug safety},
  volume={11 3},
INTRODUCTION Beta-lactam antibiotics are among the most clinically useful antimicrobials used in medicine. Unfortunately, adverse events related to their use remain poorly understood by many clinicians and, in particular, the misdiagnosis of β-lactam allergy and misunderstanding of crossreactivity among members of the β-lactam antibiotics may effectively eliminate a whole class of antimicrobials from use and require the use of broader spectrum agents with less well-established safety profiles… CONTINUE READING
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