Study notes overreaction to penicillin allergy

An allergic reaction to penicillin does not necessitate a life-long avoidance of the drug, immunologists say.

New evidence confirms that patients who report penicillin allergy but who are found to be skin test negative are able to tolerate repeated oral doses of penicillin without resensitisation.

The study shows that repeated administration of an intravenous penicillin