Incidence of imipenem hypersensitivity reactions in febrile neutropenic bone marrow transplant patients with a history of penicillin allergy

Scott A. McConnell, S. R. Penzak, T. S. Warmack, E. J. Anaissie, P. O. Gubbins

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Abstract

The purpose of this retrospective study was to assess cross-hypersensitivity between imipenem/cilastatin and penicillin in patients with reported penicillin allergies. Medical records of febrile neutropenic, penicillin-allergic bone marrow transplant recipients who received imipenem/cilastatin treatment were retrospectively reviewed. The findings of this study indicate the incidence of cross-reactivity between imipenem/cilastatin and penicillin among patients with a history of penicillin allergy may be lower than previously reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1512-1514
Number of pages3
JournalClinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Volume31
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2000

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