Penicillin Allergy Skin Testing: What Do We Do Now?

@article{Schafer2007PenicillinAS,
  title={Penicillin Allergy Skin Testing: What Do We Do Now?},
  author={Jeremy A Schafer and N. Mateo and Garry L Parlier and J. Rotschafer},
  journal={Pharmacotherapy: The Journal of Human Pharmacology and Drug Therapy},
  year={2007},
  volume={27}
}
Drug‐induced anaphylaxis remains a relatively infrequent event. However, penicillin and associated β‐lactam antibiotics remain a primary cause of anaphylaxis. Penicillin allergies are undoubtedly overreported, and patients with suspected penicillin allergy can be treated with antibiotic alternatives. Penicillin allergy skin testing is a simple and effective way to identify true penicillin allergy. Skin testing involves testing for both major and minor determinants and should be conducted in a… Expand
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