How often is penicillin allergy misdiagnosed?

Doctors can try skin prick testing and oral penicillin under observation to check
Reuters Health

Most patients who report having a penicillin allergy are not really allergic to the antibiotic, and they may be missing out on the best treatment for their condition as a result, according to a report in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Although one in 10 patients has a penicillin allergy noted in their medical record, many have been misdiagnosed as children or are no longer allergic, the authors write.