Title

Variability of surgical prophylaxis in penicillin-allergic children.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-1-2018

Identifier

DOI: 10.1017/ice.2018.244

Abstract

We retrospectively evaluated the effect of penicillin adverse drug reaction (ADR) labeling on surgical antibiotic prophylaxis. Cefazolin was administered in 86% of penicillin ADR-negative (-) and 28% penicillin ADR-positive (+) cases. Broad-spectrum antibiotic use was more common in ADR(+) cases and was more commonly associated with perioperative adverse drug events.

Journal Title

Infection control and hospital epidemiology : the official journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America

Volume

39

Issue

12

First Page

1480

Last Page

1483

MeSH Keywords

Adolescent; Anti-Bacterial Agents; Antibiotic Prophylaxis; Cefazolin; Child; Child, Preschool; Drug Hypersensitivity; Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions; Electronic Health Records; Female; General Surgery; Humans; Male; Pediatrics; Penicillins; Preoperative Care; Retrospective Studies; Washington

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