Speaker: Date: Topic
Robert C. Colgrove, MD
Apr. 9, 2014
Antibiotic Allergy: Strategy and Tactics
Responsibility for Content
The PowerPoint presentation, take-away points, and article links were sent by the Medical Library and the CME Committee.
Diane E. Young, Information Specialist
Take-Away Points of the Presentation
1. While the etiologies of allergy remain poorly understood, a few key principles can help navigate most cases.
2. Most allergies listed in medical records and incorrect and this significantly compromises patient care.
3. We should be pursuing much broader use of old methods such as skin-testing, desensitization, and graded challenge.
Links to Related Articles
- 1. Romano A & Warrington R: Antibiotic Allergy. Immunol Allergy Clin North Am 2014;34(3):489-506.
- 2. Romano A & Caubet JC: Antibiotic allergies in children and adults: from clinical symptoms to skin
- 3. Romano A: Diagnosis of nonimmediate reactions to beta-lactam antibiotics. Allergy 2004;59(11):115
- 4. Atanaskovic-Markovic M: B-lactam allergy and cross-reactivity. Pediatr Allergy Immunol 2011;22(8)
- 5. Torres MJ & Blanca M: The complex clinical picture of beta-lactam hypersensitivity: penicillins,