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Antimicrob Agents Chemother. May 1990; 34(5): 904–905.
PMCID: PMC171716

Serum sickness-like illness associated with ciprofloxacin.

Abstract

Serum sickness is a systemic hypersensitivity reaction initially reported in children receiving horse serum. Drugs such as penicillins, cephalosporins, and sulfonamides are now noted to be the most common etiologic agents of serum sickness-like reactions. This case report describes a serum sickness-like reaction temporally related to ciprofloxacin, a previously unreported adverse effect of this drug or any of the other quinolones.

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