Most People who think they have Penicillin Allergy are mistaken, reveal two new studies

November 8, 2014 12:22 PM

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Most People who think they have Penicillin Allergy are mistaken, reveal two new studies

Two new researches suggest that many Americans who consider that they might be allergic to penicillin are mistaken. Follow-up tests were carried out and it was found that people who believed to be allergic to penicillin were actually not allergic to the antibiotic.

In one of the studies, 384 participants were involved and they believed to be allergic to penicillin. Out of them, 94% tested negative for a penicillin allergy. Lead study author Thanai Pongdee, allergist and ACAAI member, said that in their study, many people who shared of having a history of being...

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