Is Cefazolin Safe in Penicillin Allergic Patients?

| December 21, 2023

Is Cefazolin Safe in Penicillin Allergic Patients?

For today’s episode we will be reviewing articles from the May-June 2021 issue of AllergyWatch, a bimonthly publication which provides research summaries to College members from the major journals in allergy and immunology.

Moderators are Gerald Lee, MD; Stanley Fineman, MD; and Merin Kuruvilla Kalangara, MD.

Articles reviewed:

  • AZT Improves Outcomes and Lowers Costs in Uncontrolled Asthma
    The cost-effectiveness of azithromycin in reducing exacerbations in uncontrolled asthma
  • Cefazolin Should Be Used in Most Penicillin Allergic Patients
    Assessment of the Frequency of Dual Allergy to Penicillins and Cefazolin: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
  • Consider IV Fluids Early if Anaphylaxis Doesn’t Respond to Epinephrine
    Cardiovascular changes during peanut-induced allergic reactions in human subjects

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At the time of recording, the speakers had the following disclosures:

  • Dr. Lee has nothing to disclose.
  • Dr. Fineman: Speaker: Takeda; Research: Aimmune, DBV, BioCryst
  • Dr. Kalangara: Speaker and Consultant: GlaxoSmithKline

Originally recorded July 16, 2021

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