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Hospitalizations in Children with a Penicillin Allergy Label: An Assessment of Healthcare Impact.

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Summary of "Hospitalizations in Children with a Penicillin Allergy Label: An Assessment of Healthcare Impact."

Beta-lactam allergy is overdiagnosed. Diagnosis of penicillin allergy has been associated with a greater use of hospital resources and an increased risk of antibiotic-resistant infections, although this issue remains poorly studied in children. We aimed to compare patient characteristics and use of hospital resources in hospitalized children with and without a record of penicillin allergy.

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Name: International archives of allergy and immunology
ISSN: 1423-0097
Pages: 1-5

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