Beta-Lactam allergies and the role of penicillin skin testing - AInotes

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Beta-Lactam allergies and the role of penicillin skin testing - AInotes

Beta-Lactam allergies andthe role of penicillin skin testing• Patients with a history of penicillin allergywho are skin test negative will have anadverse reaction about 3% of the time toany oral antibiotic• Cephalosporins are safely used in penicillinskin test positive individuals.• Penicillin illi allergy is becoming lessfrequent. Currently less than 5% ofhistory positive individuals are skin test-positive or oral challenge-positive if skintest-negative

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