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Evaluate Penicillin Allergy Before Deciding Against Penicillin Use

Rosenberg, Karen

AJN The American Journal of Nursing: April 2019 - Volume 119 - Issue 4 - p 63–64
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000554554.31522.ee
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According to this study:

  • Although many patients report having an allergy to penicillin, few have clinically significant immunoglobulin-mediated or T lymphocyte–mediated penicillin hypersensitivity.
  • Clinicians should evaluate penicillin allergy before ruling out the use of penicillin or other beta-lactam antibiotics.
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