n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Penicillin allergy : more about... paediatric allergy

Volume 28, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Penicillin and penicillin-based antibiotics are the most frequently used agents for treating common infections but are also the antibiotics that most often cause allergic reactions. Many patients are diagnosed as having penicillin allergy. However, on testing, it has been found that as many as 90% of individuals labelled as having penicillin allergy have no evidence of the condition.

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