Hypersensitivity reactions to fluoroquinolones

@article{Scherer2005HypersensitivityRT,
  title={Hypersensitivity reactions to fluoroquinolones},
  author={Kathrin Scherer and Andreas J. Bircher},
  journal={Current Allergy and Asthma Reports},
  year={2005},
  volume={5},
  pages={15-21}
}
Fluoroquinolone antibiotics cause immediate and delayed hypersensitivity reactions, and may also affect internal organs and circulating blood cells. The underlying pathomechanisms are only partly understood. The extent of cross-reactivity among different quinolones depends on the type of clinical manifestation and its underlying mechanism. Despite recent advances, reliable diagnostic tests are still lacking. Recent studies have shown quinolone-specific IgE in vitro in more than 50% of patients… 

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