Beta-Lactam Antibiotic Sensitization and Its Relationship to Allergic Diseases in Tertiary Hospital Nurses

  title={Beta-Lactam Antibiotic Sensitization and Its Relationship to Allergic Diseases in Tertiary Hospital Nurses},
  author={Inseon S. Choi and Eui-Ryoung Han and Seong-Wook Lim and Seong-Ryoon Lim and Ji-Na Kim and Sin-Young Park and Su-Kyoung Chae and Hye-Hyeun Lim and Young-Ae Seol and You-In Bae and Young-Ho Won},
  booktitle={Allergy, asthma & immunology research},
PURPOSE Skin allergies through type 1 and 4 hypersensitivity reactions are the most frequent manifestations of drug allergies. We had previously experienced a case of a nurse with cefotiam-induced contact urticaria syndrome. To aid in preventing the progression of drug-induced allergic disease in nurses, we conducted a survey of tertiary hospital nurses who were likely to have been exposed professionally to antibiotics. METHODS All 539 staff nurses at a tertiary hospital were asked to respond… CONTINUE READING
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