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Evaluating the Usefulness of Retesting for Beta-Lactam Allergy in Children.

Iglesias-Souto, Javier; González, Ruperto; Poza, Paloma; Sanchez-Machín, Inmaculada and Matheu, Victor LU (2012) In Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 31(10). p.1091-1093
Abstract
Many children with adverse reactions to beta-lactams are labelled as allergic without performing an allergy study to confirm it. In this retrospective study of 10 years, we have detected only 3.3% positive cases. Although International Guidelines recommend a second allergy work-up in patients with a negative study, we found from our results a low profitability of retesting.
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allergy workup, beta-lactam allergy, pediatric
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Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
volume
31
issue
10
pages
1091 - 1093
publisher
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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  • wos:000309222200023
  • pmid:22673138
  • scopus:84866618852
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1532-0987
DOI
10.1097/INF.0b013e3182624d03
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English
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  author       = {Iglesias-Souto, Javier and González, Ruperto and Poza, Paloma and Sanchez-Machín, Inmaculada and Matheu, Victor},
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  keyword      = {allergy workup,beta-lactam allergy,pediatric},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {10},
  pages        = {1091--1093},
  publisher    = {Lippincott Williams & Wilkins},
  series       = {Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal},
  title        = {Evaluating the Usefulness of Retesting for Beta-Lactam Allergy in Children.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/INF.0b013e3182624d03},
  volume       = {31},
  year         = {2012},
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