Beta Lactam Allergy

Wonhee So, PharmD, BCPS
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Category: Pharmacotherapy

Dr. So reviews the phenomenon of beta lactam hypersensitivity. She discusses the different types of drug hypersensitivity, explains the risks for cross-reactivity between beta-lactams, touches upon strategies to avoid adverse drug reactions, and reviews penicillin and cephalosporin allergy testing. She closes by mentioning the ways that antimicrobial stewardship programs can address drug allergies.

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