• Guidelines describe how non-allergists can de-label penicillin allergies

    9 days ago - By Healio

    The British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology has released guidelines for clinicians in the U.K. who are not trained in allergy or immunology to evaluate and test patients with an unsubstantiated label of penicillin allergy.
    Such clinicians may wish to develop a penicillin allergy de-labeling service for their patients, as 5.6% of the general population in the U.K. has a penicillin allergy label, although about 95% of such labels are incorrect when tested, Louise Savic, MD, consultant anesthetist, department of anesthesia, Leeds Teaching Hospitals, NHS Trust, and colleagues wrote in
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