Beta-lactam Antibiotic Allergies
Download Transcript, Episode 23 (70 KB)
Amol Purandare, MD
Length of Episode
While approximately 10% of US adults and children claim a penicillin allergy, only 1/20 with a reported allergy are truly allergic. Additionally, 80% of patients with IgE mediated penicillin allergy lose sensitivity after 10 years.
It is important to clarify and de-label patients to ensure they receive standard of care, avoid other adverse drug reactions and have a lowered risk of clinical failure. This practice also results in cost savings.
Amol Purandare, MD explains the de-labeling process in place at Children's Mercy and how to gain insight into what to prescribe to a patient with a penicillin allergy.
Cole, Melanie and Purandare, Amol V., "Beta-lactam Antibiotic Allergies" (2020). Pediatrics in Practice Podcast. 23.