Title: [Management and choice of antibiotics for patients with an allergy to penicillin]
Authors: Rijnders, B J ×
Ceuppens, Jan
Peetermans, Willy #
Issue Date: Feb-1999
Series Title: Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde vol:143 issue:7 pages:336-41
Abstract: Allergic reactions to penicillin occur in 0.7-8% of treatments. Management of bacterial infections in patients allergic to penicillin depends on the availability of alternative antibiotics and on the type of allergy. Skin tests can be used to exclude the risk of IgE-mediated reactions (e.g. anaphylaxis) to subsequent penicillin administration. If penicillin is the first choice for treatment and the patient has an IgE-mediated allergy (on the basis of a positive skin test), desensitization therapy to the drug can be performed.
ISSN: 0028-2162
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory for Clinical Infectious and Inflammatory Disorders
Laboratory of Clinical Immunology
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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