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Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2012 Oct;31(10):1091-3. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e3182624d03.

Evaluating the usefulness of retesting for beta-lactam allergy in children.

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Consulta de Alergia Infantil, Hospital del Tórax-Ofra, CHUNSC, Lund University, Sweden.

Abstract

Many children with adverse reactions to beta-lactams are labeled as allergic without performing an allergy study to confirm it. In this retrospective study of 10 years, we detected only 3.3% positive cases. Although international guidelines recommend a second allergy workup in patients with a negative study, we found from our results a low profitability of retesting.

PMID:
22673138
DOI:
10.1097/INF.0b013e3182624d03
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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