Tackling penicillin allergy, an underrated but notably over-reported problem

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Tackling penicillin allergy, an underrated but notably over-reported problem

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Stained glass window, Alexander Fleming, penicillin
Stained glass window depicting Alexander Fleming, who discovered penicillin in 1928

FROM THE LAB

How many patients with allergy to penicillin reported in their records are actually allergic? This is an important question, and how you might go about answering it is
outlined here

Juliet Elvy and Miriam Hurst

Key points, Replacing penicillin antibiotics with inferior broad-spectrum agents may lead to worse clinical outcomes. When determining whether a patient is trul