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Allergie aux beta-lactamines [Allergy to beta-lactam antibiotics].
Revue Médicale Suisse
836, 838-836, 842
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article
Beta-lactam antibiotics allergies are common. Up to 10% of the population describe a former allergy to penicillins. However only 10 to 15% of these individuals are actually allergic. In most cases, beta-lactam antibiotics will be avoided and replaced by other antibiotics such as quinolones. This fear of a serious allergic reaction has an economic impact and may lead to the emergence of antibiotic resistance. A thorough allergic work-up can accurately determine true allergic patients. Most of the patients with a proven allergy will be able to tolerate other antibiotics belonging to the beta-lactam family. This article focuses on the management of beta-lactam allergic patients.
Anti-Bacterial Agents/adverse effects, Cross Reactions, Drug Hypersensitivity/diagnosis, Drug Hypersensitivity/etiology, Humans, beta-Lactamases
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