In this study, a three-tier penicillin testing process was used to evaluate the accuracy of a parent-reported penicillin allergy
questionnaire in identifying children likely to be at low risk for penicillin allergy
in an emergency department setting (Pediatrics.
In the first part of the study, sera obtained in the period of 2010-2012, during routine diagnostic workup of patients referred to the clinic due to suspected penicillin allergy
, were retrospectively analyzed.
adults and children believe they have a penicillin allergy
, the most commonly reported drug allergy.
There is no defined azithromycin paediatric dosage for the secondary prevention of rheumatic fever in penicillin allergy
There is also a "traffic-light" system identifying which antibiotics should not be given to patients with penicillin allergy
We report on an analysis of all patients that were referred to our allergology department for evaluation of suspected penicillin allergy
in 2007 and 2008.
The PRE-PEN skin test, used for the diagnosis of penicillin allergy
will be included in HealthTrust in order to help reduce the unnecessary use of toxic, broad spectrum antibiotics, which are known to increase drug resistance in patients.
Alternative agents are available for patients with a true penicillin allergy
In patients with a penicillin allergy
, a respiratory fluoroquinolone plus aztreonam is recommended.
45m for the exclusive global commercial rights to a new diagnostic product for penicillin allergy
, being developed by US AllerQuest LLC.
Despite excluding the known allergic patients from the study, anaphylactic deaths and other allergic reactions occur in persons who gave no history of penicillin allergy
is a common and often difficult problem in practice.
One of the best-studied examples is penicillin allergy
, which causes significant morbidity and mortality.
Despite the note in the chart about the child's penicillin allergy
, the nursing staff administered the drug while the child's father held her in his arms.
The study was based on skin testing of 150 patients, all of whom said they had a penicillin allergy
and 137 who tested negative for the allergy.