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Indications for Skin Testing with a Penicillin or Cephalosporin Antibiotic

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Clinical Pharmacology

Objective:

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Description:

Skin testing to detect IgE-mediated immune reactions to beta-lactam antibiotics is warranted when certain conditions are present. The presence of a negative skin test in a patient with history of a pure IgE-mediated immune reaction means that therapy with a suitable penicillin or cephalosporin can be undertaken safely.

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