Allergy to betalactam antibiotics in children: a prospective follow‐up study in retreated children after negative responses in skin and challenge tests

@article{Ponvert2007AllergyTB,
  title={Allergy to betalactam antibiotics in children: a prospective follow‐up study in retreated children after negative responses in skin and challenge tests},
  author={Claude Ponvert and C Weilenmann and Jacqueline Wassenberg and Piotr Walecki and Muriel Le Bourgeois and Jacques de Blic and Pierre Scheinmann},
  journal={Allergy},
  year={2007},
  volume={62 1},
  pages={
          42-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND Up to 10% of the patients in whom suspected betalactam hypersensitivity (HS) has been excluded by skin and challenge tests report suspected allergic reactions during subsequent treatments with the same or very similar betalactams. It has been suggested that the reactions may result from a resensitization induced by the challenge performed at the time of the allergological work-up. However, most patients did not undergo a second allergological work-up, to determine if the reactions… CONTINUE READING

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