Penicillin hypersensitivity: value of clinical history and skin testing in daily practice.

@article{Kalogeromitros2004PenicillinHV,
  title={Penicillin hypersensitivity: value of clinical history and skin testing in daily practice.},
  author={Dimitrios C Kalogeromitros and Dimitrios G Rigopoulos and Stamatios G Gregoriou and Dimitrios Papaioannou and Vassiliki G Mousatou and Alexandra Katsarou-Katsari},
  journal={Allergy and asthma proceedings},
  year={2004},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={157-60}
}
Penicillin often is excluded as a treatment option based on patients' self-reported history of an adverse reaction to penicillin. The objective of this prospective study was to determine the likelihood of true penicillin allergy in patients with vague and convincing histories of penicillin allergy and to evaluate the diagnostic value added by appropriate skin testing. Six hundred thirty-eight patients with prior beta-lactam intake had a current indication for penicillin therapy and were… CONTINUE READING

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