Benzylpenicillin skin testing is still important in diagnosing immediate hypersensitivity reactions to penicillins.

@article{Romano2009BenzylpenicillinST,
  title={Benzylpenicillin skin testing is still important in diagnosing immediate hypersensitivity reactions to penicillins.},
  author={Antonio Romano and Laure Bousquet-Rouanet and Marinella Viola and Francesco Saverio Gaeta and Pascal Demoly and P J Bousquet},
  journal={Allergy},
  year={2009},
  volume={64 2},
  pages={249-53}
}
BACKGROUND The fact that both Hollister-Stier and Allergopharma ceased the production of penicilloyl-polylysine (PPL) and minor determinant mixture (MDM) in 2004 is severely hampering the diagnosis of beta-lactam hypersensitivity and may produce negative consequences. OBJECTIVE To assess the contribution of skin testing with benzylpenicillin to the diagnosis of immunoglobulin E-mediated hypersensitivity to penicillins, in order to determine how much such testing could compensate for PPL and… CONTINUE READING

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