penicillin allergy

Half of children with reported penicillin allergy symptoms are not truly allergicParents of children who visit a pediatric emergency department often report that their child has an allergy to penicillin, which can lead to treatment with a less than optimal antibiotic.
Allergy questionnaire helps determine true penicillin allergy in childrenAlthough penicillin allergy is the most commonly reported medication allergy in children, the true incidence of this allergy in children is low with data suggesting that the large numbers of adverse drug reactions reported by parents as signs of an allergic reaction, such as rash or diarrhea associated with antibiotics, may not be consistent with a true allergic reaction.
Patients who think they are allergic to penicillin probably are notMany people who report an allergy to penicillin actually are not allergic to penicillin, according to a study presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting, in Atlanta.
Penicillin "allergy" label linked to longer hospital staysA penicillin "allergy" label adversely affects the quantity and quality of healthcare in hospitalized patients, a new study reports.
Penicillin ‘allergy’ label at hospital admission can lead to longer hospital staysA penicillin "allergy" label adversely affects the quantity and quality of healthcare in hospitalized patients, according to a study in the March issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. The penicillin allergy label is the most common drug "allergy" listed in medical records during hospital admissions.