Penicillin ‘allergy’ often a myth and may worsen drug resistance

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Penicillin ‘allergy’ often a myth and may worsen drug resistance

Virginia
McMillan
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Lab work helps with decisions on antibiotics Photo: Wellington SCL
“As soon as you exclude penicillin antibiotics, you have to go into the more toxic antibiotics with higher-risk side effects” Nine out of 1, Juliet Elvy credit Wellington SCL, Clinical microbiologist Juliet Elvy says penicillin is safe for many patients who believe they are allergic Photo: Wellington SCL