Antimicrobials: Use judiciously to avoid potential adverse events

Dickinson, Cara
January 2008
Infectious Diseases in Children;Jan2008, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p26
The article focuses on differentiating non-type 1 and type 1 allergic reactions to antibiotics in children. This labeling can limit treatment selection and use of antibiotics for future illnesses. It suggests that physicians have to take a thorough patient history once patient's parents report a drug allergy. It also indicates that fluoroquinolones have the potential for joint toxicity in pediatric population.


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