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Skin Test for Penicillin Allergy

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology

Objective:

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Description:

Skin testing for penicillin allergy can help identify those patients with a history suggestive of an IgE-mediated reaction who can be treated safely with penicillin. The test needs to be performed carefully to ensure reliable results.

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