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Management of Children with Reported Penicillin Allergies. Infect Dis Clin North Am 2022 Mar;36(1):219-229

Date

02/17/2022

Pubmed ID

35168712

DOI

10.1016/j.idc.2021.11.001

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-85124395487

Abstract

Penicillin allergy is the most commonly reported medication allergy. Reported allergy is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Risk categorization tools can help determine the optimal testing strategies to delabel patients with reported allergy. Approaches to allergy removal include oral challenge in low-risk patients and skin testing in high-risk patients. Many different locations may be used to test for allergy, including ambulatory care clinics, inpatient units, and emergency departments. Interventions (eg, use of the electronic medical record) are needed to ensure that once the allergy is removed, this information is effectively transmitted to the patient and appropriate providers.

Author List

Zembles TN, Vyles DE, Mitchell ML

Author

Michelle Mitchell MD Associate Professor in the Pediatrics department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Child
Disease Progression
Electronic Health Records
Emergency Service, Hospital
Humans
Hypersensitivity
Penicillins